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I have updated our annual Life is a Fountain Feedback Form. If you scroll down to the bottom of this page you will find it waiting for you in all its resplendent glory.
It now offers sumptuous prizes and cash gifts even!
I’ve also been getting a lot of famous people at the front desk of my library, like in this picture to the left. There will be a few more posted on the Library Page below, so stamp on it with your mouse thingy if interested.
A Brief Guide to Life is a Fountain
This is Life is a Fountain’s early period, and as such things may change structurally a bit more often than after they’ve settled down more. But the basic concept comes down to this:
Think of this page as the grand entry hall, leading off to a variety of other rooms, spaces, or, more technically, pages. There are some shiny things to look at here in the entry hall, but as they become more familiar, and if you have the inclination, you might want to find the parts of the house that appeal to you specifically.
If navigating all this still seems like it’s a bit much, might I suggest heading over to the Life is a Fountain Crossroads. There you will find all the ways clearly labeled, and can make your choice.
This way, if you like then, to the crossroads.
Life is a Fountain isn’t just a website. It’s, it’s, well, it’s just a website.
But it has higher aspirations!
Do other websites have higher aspirations? No! They don’t. They are content with themselves, and whole, and at peace. This is why the Internet is an almost holy, sacred space where one comes in order to return to oneself and to harmonize with the Universe.
But if you’re not into that, you can try Life is a Fountain. There’s a lot of stuff in here. Look around. No, seriously, there is a lot of stuff here. Stolen, borrowed, rare, dangerous, underachieving, rebellious, ridiculous stuff.
All of writing is a lens.
Most of writing endeavors to be so clear and flawless as to become unnoticeable.
Bringing no attention to itself.
Not to be seen, but to be seen through.
That’s not my school of writing.
My school involves a lot of scratching the lens, getting fingerprints all over it, and abruptly shifting the focus so that you’ll say
“Hey, wait a second!”
But if you stick around you might find it’s better than you thought at first.
everything is personal
I was working on the Automated Check In Machine at the library I work at when two of the bins on the machine filled up at once, a major annoyance. I cried out in anger. I took it personally.
There is an all too famous and brilliant bit in The Godfather where Michael says “It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.”
Of course it’s a brilliant bit of cinema because it’s a lie.
Everything is personal.
Everything that touches you, everything you see, everything that ever happens to you your whole life through, it’s all personal.
It’s just not all against you.
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And three more new ones that I am enthusiastic about, fresh out of the photo emulsion (metaphorically):
Life is a Fountain Customer Feedback Survey, 2021
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