Jorge Luis Borges: The Task of Art

The task of art is to transform what is continuously happening to us, to transform all these things into symbols, into music, into something which can last in man’s memory. That is our duty. If we don’t fulfill it, we feel unhappy. A writer or any artist has the sometimes joyful duty to transform all that into symbols. These symbols could be colors, forms or sounds. For a poet, the symbols are sounds and also words, fables, stories, poetry. The work of a poet never ends. It has nothing to do with working hours. Your are continuously receiving things from the external world. These must be transformed, and eventually will be transformed. This revelation can appear anytime. A poet never rests. He’s always working, even when he dreams. Besides, the life of a writer, is a lonely one. You think you are alone, and as the years go by, if the stars are on your side, you may discover that you are at the center of a vast circle of invisible friends whom you will never get to know but who love you. And that is an immense reward.

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I love Hannah and everything she does (well duh). But frankly, the product placement in today’s cider video annoyed me.

She is witty, funny, talented, nice, friendly, caring, hilarious, and there are a 1,000 other reasons why Hannah is great and deserves to be successful.
It’s perfectly alright…

OH NO! You don’t like it? Did you have it over ice? I really like it!

Not supposed to drink cider straight from the bottle… I think it’s best taken in a glass over ice…

I think if someone is offering fun, free content people can get over whether or not one video is practically a cider ad. 

Between stuff like this and Pete talking about the comments at sbnation I cannot BELIEVE how many people feel privileged to free content that’s catered JUST TO THEM and no one else.