crush: miranda july

by eb


“Inelegantly, and without my consent, time passed.”

In 2005 I came across learningtoloveyoumore & instantly fell in love with miranda july. I felt like I had found a kindred spirit. That was when I was in grad school and sorely in need of one. I was trying to figure out what on earth I was doing there and how my artistic intentions and sensibilities would ever fit into a digital world. I wanted to tell stories on an intimate level and I wanted people to interact with the stories in some way but I didn’t know how to do that in this new medium I was learning. But somehow Miranda did, or she was trying to figure out some of these same theories. And she was experimenting all over the place which was so liberating to see. Since then, I am not sure if any of my own questions got answered or if more just took their place but one thing is for sure, the love for miranda july’s work has only grown deeper as she has made movies, written short stories and basically just become more of the artist I was always so enraptured by.  miranda july is a crush that keeps on giving and I am so happy she is in the world.

“What a terrible mistake to let go of something wonderful for something real.”

she has a new film out now, i haven’t seen it yet. sometimes i like to save experiences i know will be good, like books, or movies or places for days when i will really need it. i think that is what i am doing with this..

look at this & this

and read this

and go here

“This pain, this dying, this is just normal. This is how life is. In fact, I realize, there never was an earthquake. Life is just this way, broken, and I am crazy for dreaming of something else.”

pretty cool people interviews

“You always feel like you are the only one in the world, like everyone else is crazy for each other, but it’s not true. Generally, people don’t like each other very much. And that goes for friends, too. “

click on the oracle and get your future sent to you a few times a week..
some of the favorites I’ve recieved so far include:

The Future: Your sentimentality softens all the edges, you’re misremembering. Take a moment to recall it as it really was: fucking hell.

The Future: I see lots of Bs in your life. Could be people whose name begin with B, or Boston, or a bee. Or maybe you need to let it BE.

The Future: You are insulting yourself in ways I find insulting. Insult a hat like that and I promise the hat will cry. Today you stop.

“Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person’s face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. There are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing.”
— Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)


p.s. all the quotes are from miranda july and the pic is a screenshot from her first movie, Me and You and Everyone We Know