Barnes & Noble by Brian Oliu at Everyday Genius

4 Oct

This sweet little thing feels really nice, how it marks the beauty of missed connections, of everyday living. Let it touch you, read slowly. Give it a chance, and I promise you’ll feel warmer than you do right now.

Here is a cool bit from the beginningish:

Here is the face of a basketball player. Here is the face of a woman who has lost a considerable amount of weight. I am proud of both of them. I know that I am proud of both of them. I know what I was drinking: a coffee the color of cola: if you thought it was cola, stop — if you thought it was cola you do not know who I am, you don’t know what I was reading.

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5 Responses to “Barnes & Noble by Brian Oliu at Everyday Genius”

  1. christopher. October 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    Gah! Damn you! I was going to vouch that!

    • tlgobble October 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

      Haha. Muh bad. But not really. Comment your own little response to it man!

      See you Saturday. I’m bringing at least one carload!

  2. ce. October 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    Ha. No worries. It’s an awesome piece, from an awesome project that he did. I’m actually just a bit jealous, because I wrote a couple missed connection style pieces last month and did a similar thing, but Brian did it better. Or, I guess, they’re similar but different enough that they’re not really comparable? I don’t know.

    Either way, that’s a great piece. I think the missed connections form is a great sort of vehicle to explore human loneliness and desire for connection/community. That was my intention when I wrote my missed connection pieces.

    My buddy Shep actually posts missed connections, not to actually meet anyone, but because he hopes the person he’s posting about reads the post, and it at least makes their day, makes them feel noticed.

  3. Brian October 15, 2010 at 1:04 am #

    Thank you guys for the kind words! I hope all is well.

    • ce. October 15, 2010 at 2:50 am #

      Of course, dude. Keep up the good words.

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