arbiter of cool, issue 25

  • song: "shut up and dance" by walk the moon

i heard this countless times while limited to local radio in NJ.  ah, memories.

Music video by WALK THE MOON performing Shut Up and Dance, via YouTube.

  • quote

from "The Art of Loving" by Erich Fromm:

(people believe) "the problem of love is the problem of an object, not the problem of a faculty.  People think that to love is simple, but that to find the right object to love--or to be loved by--is difficult...because one does not see that love is an activity, a power of the soul, one believes that all that is necessary to find is the right object--and that everything goes by itself afterward."

Fromm then compares this attitude to that of a man who wants to paint.   but instead of learning how, the man thinks he has to wait for the right object to appear.  once it does, he'll be a great painter.  

  • article

must read: a man who graduated Harvard Law School with Chief Justice John Roberts is homeless.  thanks to the amazing Ann Friedman for finding it.

  • something inspiring/exciting/beautiful/powerful

i never think about indoor burial sites, let alone high-rises, but the Japanese have.  here's a look inside some skyscraper cemeteries in perennially-cramped Tokyo.  thanks, maptia!