Apparently, the last Friday Five was in November. Whoops…
1. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know it’s been a bad news week. Like many people, I’ve taken some comfort from the words of Mr Rogers (see above). Also, this excellent post about Boston on Bea; Running Into The Smoke.
2. This post by Matt Haig on writer’s neuroses is very good (and, sadly, very true).
3. Author and artist Terri Windling has written a series of thoughtful posts this week about fear and creativity. It’s something I battle with regularly and I particularly liked this post on courage. It includes a very apt quote from e.e. cummings:
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
4. I know this isn’t exactly new news, but it makes me so happy… Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane is out 18th June. Huzzah!
[Image Credit: The Huffington Post]
* Not entirely.