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Hannah Hart Beat- Maine

August, Lately

Hannah Hart Beat - Maine

Hiya, Hart Beat. How are you? It’s been almost a month since I got back to Maine and I’m sitting here in the garden shed at my Grandmother’s packing up my books. Tomorrow I head back to the Berkshires and I’m sad but ready to be leaving Maine. It’s time. I need to get back to the Berkshires and knuckle down on my writing. It’s been going well, Hart Beat, although it’s been taking everything out of me every day. I get into bed at nine and am passed out with the light on and a book open on my chest every night. It’s okay because a couple of weeks ago I got a dog and he wakes me up to remind me the light is on. The pup is a one and a half-year-old Shih Tzu from Wells, Maine. He was owned by a couple before but they were stationed overseas for the military and lucky me, I got the pup. I’m calling him Mateo aka Teo aka Lil Monster because his nose (like mine) is tiny and he snorts most of the day (not like mine). He’s the perfect writing companion and as I type he is laying on the floor at my feet. I’m in love Hart Beat and have officially decided to replace men and dating with Mateo and books.

Speaking of books and writing I’ve made my way through my writing mentor’s recommendations and I would love yours if you have them. In the last post, I listed what I had read if you need to see what I’m liking (tl;dr mostly memoirs and books on writing). The ones right now that I have on my nightstand are The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir, by Ariel Levy, The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder, by Carolyn Murnick, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, What We Lose: A Novel, by Zinzi Clemons, Hard Travel to Sacred Places, by Rudolph Wurlitzer, and Committed: A Love Story, by Elizabeth Gilbert.

In return, here is a section from Still Writing, The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, and an interview with Dani Shapiro, my muse lately. The book and this interview have been what I read and watch every morning before sitting down to work.

“As I write these words, I am, of course, alone. It’s the middle oft he day and I have barely stepped outside except to pick up a couple of envelopes full of books and manuscripts that FedEx left on the pourch. I have spoken to no one since seven o’clock this morning. I am wearing the ratty T-shirt I slept in last night. The house is silent. A crow calls outside my office window.

“These solitary days are my lifeline. They are the lifeline of every writer I know. We hold on to our solitude, fiercly protect these empty days. But at the same time, we long for community…

“Though we write our books alone, ultimately everything we do involves some collaboration. Every good book you’ll ever read has the thumbprints of other writers all over it. As we finish a manuscript we may find ourselves thinking of who to turn to, who can help us…

“I reach out a hand when I can. I remind myself every day that it’s about the work. I am here in Connecticut. You might be in Missoula, Montana, or Taos, New Mexico, or Portland, Oregon. You’re in a café, or at a writers conference, or at your kitchen table. The words have come easily to you today, or you feel like your head is about to explode. You’re a household name, or laboring in obscurity. I am here, and you are there, and we are in this thing together.”

Dani Shapiro, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life

Talk soon, Hart Beat.

How do you know when you’re in love?

Hannah Hart Beat

How do you know when you’re in love? The other day on Facebook I saw that The Atlantic posted a video that they made in Washington Square Park in Manhattan asking people that very question. The responses are all so true and I love all the different people that are asked. It’s so New York and it has me loving this city even more that I usually do.

My favorite response was “I know when I’m in love when the world stops.” Amen, sister friend. It’s just the best feeling in the whole world.

P.S. The video reminded me of this one made by The Cut last year if you’re in the mood for move looooove videos.

Photo of a couple in Paris by Dust Jacket.

Babe Vibes for your Monday morning

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Hi Hart Beat. Here it is again, Monday morning. While I love my job, Monday’s can still get the better of me (especially after a wonderfully restful weekend). On Friday our girl Jo linked to a great site called The Pep Talk Generator that I think deserves a little bit of our attention right now.

Life is hard, you know that already. If you didn’t know that you probably wouldn’t be here reading this. But knowing almost makes things easier doesn’t it? You’ve done this before, you’ve felt this before, and yes it sucks but you’ve overcome it every single time. Your talent, intelligence, beauty, and boobs are greater than whatever thing this is. They will outshine your problems every time. You are a babe, and do you know what babes do? They fight back. And they win. So get back in the ring and earn yourself a KO. And never forget: Babes Fight Back.
Winter Sherrod

The project is run by a collective of baller women called Babe Vibes who conduct interviews with other baller women and make projects with the interviews. One of the projects that Babes Vibes has pulled together is a real live happy thought generator that you can read over and over again this morning to get a little positivity in this Monday morning.

The first (and best) quote that I got is the one above here but I’ve also pulled together some of the other inspirational words so that you can get a whole lot of loving without even clicking your mouse.

Hey you. Good news: No one knows what they are doing. Better news: You get to make mistakes. Best news: You get to keep trying again until you find the right fit. So… focus on one thing and one day at a time. Keep your head down. Work hard. Fail quickly. Move on. Go!
Elise Blaha Cripe

You rock. You might not realize it at times, but you really do. You have a unique voice and outlook that is worth sharing. Sometimes you may question this because you see others doing things cool things. You want to do those cool things too? Go ahead and do them. Experiment, get creative, start that project you have been dreaming about. The only thing standing between you and what you want to be doing is (spoiler alert)… DOING IT. Go for it, babe. Focus on what you love. Try to enjoy every minute of it and build something you are proud of.
Amy Tangerine

Get it, girl.
Jordan A. Smith

Protect Your Heart

Top photo via me and bottom photo via @isabella.chan

I want to do it all. I also want to do absolutely nothing.

Hi Hart Beat. My friend Heather send me this print the other day at work and it pretty sums up how I feel about life right now. I feel like I’m always thinking of so many ideas for projects, jobs, companies, blogs, that I can’t keep everything straight. I also just want to go home after work and watch Community with Pedro. The struggle is real (see Melo sleeping under my pillow below.)

 

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Print by Sarah Tolzmann of Note to Self.

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Career advice from Sofia Coppla

Career advice from Sofia Coppola

Career advice from Sofia Coppla

Morning Hart Beat. This weekend was about a million years long thanks to running this bad boy and I can’t believe that it’s now Monday morning. Whomp. Anyway, over the weekend I was catching up on one of my favorite instagram accounts @Noorfilm (aka the makers behind N Ø R R – Filmmaking and some great projects). A few weeks ago they posted this great photo of Sofia Coppola with a quote about her vision behind filmmaking.

I’ve written about Sofia earlier here on the blog (please excuse the blurry photos they did not transition well to the new blog) but I really love the one that Nøor posted too.

“That’s the way I work: I try to imagine what I would like to see.”

— Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola

Top photo unknown and bottom photo courtesy of Nøorfilm Instagram.

 

 

All changes

On change

All changes

Hi Hart Beat. This spring it seems that there are so may changes happening. Between people coming and leaving the city, moving neighborhoods and starting and ending jobs, it’s hard to keep track of the New York that I moved too three years ago.

A friend of mine and I at work this week were talking about this with the recent news of the iconic 190 Bowery building finally being sold. The building was one of the first things I really remember about moving to New York when I used to walk from Carolyn’s first apartment on Rivington to my first job at Chelsea Market. I love Brooklyn and have been living in the neighborhood Greenpoint ever since I got here. But here’s a little news, Hart Beat. This is the last summer that I’ll be in North Brooklyn.

Since change is not something that I naturally deal with well, my wonderful roommate Johannah send me this quote on Friday and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head.

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for
what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one
life before we can enter another”

— Anatole France

The quote is a little sad but at the end of the day, change is always hard, even if it’s the right thing to do. You just have to remember what it is you want and take the melancholy as part of the deal. And don’t worry, I’ll give you more updates on the move as the summer comes.

All changes

Happy February!!

Hola Hart Beat! Happy February to all you lovely readers out there. One of my favorite series that I’ve published here on Hart Beat was the Countdown to Valentines Day series back in 2012. I wanted to do another countdown series this year too but unfortunately the time has gotten away from me. This last weekend I celebrated my 24th birthday with all my friends at a party in Brooklyn. Seeing friends from childhood, high school, college, abroad, jobs since graduating, and then some, in one room together made me so happy and honored. Those of you reading, I want to thank you for coming out on Saturday!

The other reason that I won’t be putting together a Valentines Countdown (and no joke, Beyonce’s “Countdown” just played when I wrote that word…crazy) is because starting this Saturday and continuing on through the 16th, I will be out of the country on vacation with my mom and will take a little blogging break.

Whew, that was a lot of information for one post.  Why don’t we just sit back and enjoy this wonderfully adorable quote from Christopher Plummer about Julie Andrews.

“Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a Valentine.”
– Christopher Plummer aka Captain von Trapp



Getting literarily amorous

That was a little joke, voila. I found this hilarious and very romantic article/list whatever you call it the other day. One of my favorite things to do with a man friend is just relax and read and so I laughted out loud when I saw this list is called “30 Literary Quotes That Just Might Get You Laid.” Hilarious, right? I loved reading it and for some reason I thought you might too, Hart Beat. I put some of my favorites here but if you want the full list head over for a good laugh.

Number 24. Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver
When you are the last man at a bar, talking to the last sympathetic woman:
“We were so intimate once upon a time I can’t believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can’t imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven’t been.”
Number 10. Just Kids by Patti Smith
It’s a risk, but it worked when Patti used it on Robert:
“Will you pretend you’re my boyfriend?”
Number 29. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
When honesty is the best policy:
“Are you happiest and saddest right now that you’ve ever been?” “Of course I am.” “Why?” “Because nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me sadder than you.”
And number 24. Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver
When you are the last man at a bar, talking to the last sympathetic woman:
“We were so intimate once upon a time I can’t believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can’t imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven’t been.”

Getting literarily amorous

That was a little joke, voila. I found this hilarious and very romantic article/list whatever you call it the other day. One of my favorite things to do with a man friend is just relax and read and so I laughted out loud when I saw this list is called “30 Literary Quotes That Just Might Get You Laid.” Hilarious, right? I loved reading it and for some reason I thought you might too, Hart Beat. I put some of my favorites here but if you want the full list head over for a good laugh.

Number 24. Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver
When you are the last man at a bar, talking to the last sympathetic woman:
“We were so intimate once upon a time I can’t believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can’t imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven’t been.”
Number 10. Just Kids by Patti Smith
It’s a risk, but it worked when Patti used it on Robert:
“Will you pretend you’re my boyfriend?”
Number 29. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
When honesty is the best policy:
“Are you happiest and saddest right now that you’ve ever been?” “Of course I am.” “Why?” “Because nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me sadder than you.”
And number 24. Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver
When you are the last man at a bar, talking to the last sympathetic woman:
“We were so intimate once upon a time I can’t believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can’t imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven’t been.”

Quotes by Pablo Neruda

Happy Saturday! You did it, Hart Beat! I had to work this weekend so I thought I’d play it low tonight and share some “quotes” by Pablo Neruda. I’ve been trying to research whether or not the famed poet actually said these things, or where, or in what language. Alas, Hart Beat, I have failed you. So we’re just going to take these quotations with a grain of salt and enjoy them for the Neruda potential that they hold. Oh the romance.

In one kiss, you’ll know all I haven’t said.

I no longer love her, that’s certain, but maybe I love her.
Love is so short and forgetting is so long.

Someday, somewhere — anywhere, unfailingly,
you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that,
can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.

I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.

Today is today, and yesterday is gone.
There is no doubt.

Shyness is a condition foreign to the heart — 
a category, a dimension which leads to loneliness.

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.
All quotes via Memorable Quotations.
And more Neruda for you, Hart Beat.