aries, let him go.
taurus, shame is a useless emotion.
cancer, do not panic.
leo, if you are looking for The Sign, this is it.
virgo, be gentle.
sagittarius, happiness is waiting for you.
capricorn, it is okay to leave.
scorpio, quit letting apologies get stuck in your teeth.
gemini, you are not breakable.
libra, this is the right thing to do.
aquarius, be thankful.
pisces, your heart is getting reckless again.
by Blythe Baird (via blythebrooklyn)
Only Revolutions by Mark Danielewski
The top half of each page is a voice. Depending on which way the book is flipped, it is either Sam or Hailey talking. The book is exactly 360 pages.
There are sections comprised of 8 pages. The first letter of each section is larger and bolder than the rest. Put together, the letters spell Sam and Hailey Sam and Hailey over and over.
As you can see in the picture, the sidebar contains information. These are dates in chronological order of things that happened between the date listed and the date on the next page. Sam’s story contains dates from November 22nd 1863 to 1963. Hailey’s story has dates from November 22 1963 to 2063. The divergent point between the two stories is John F. Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22 1963.
You can turn the book over and start reading the alternate story. It goes in a circle. A revolution. 360 degrees. 360 pages.
There are more bits of interesting organization in the book, including color coded letters and numbers, but my favorite is this.
Pictured above is page 180 of the book. 180 degrees. Halfway. Left is Hailey. On the right is Sam. Compare. Word for word.
These two voices are, in this one moment, exactly the same. They say exactly the same thing. At any one moment, throughout the book, you can see that they are together and thinking or talking about the same moment. They are at the same point in time, together or not. But in this moment, on this page, they are exactly in sync.
To write something like this…