"Reading books outside of our age range and emotional experience can only deepen our understanding and appreciation of the world and the people around us."
Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic writing a lovely and honest piece about re-reading the Ramona books as an adult and a parent. But it applies to so much more.
"[Lou] Reed made me realize that, for all of my self-stylings as a rebel in love with noise that stripped away bulls—, I didn’t know the first thing about how rock music could provide a certain kind of unsought enlightenment."
— Ann Powers on what Lou Reed, who died Sunday, taught her (via nprmusic)