i attempted to paint the celling in our extra bedroom only to run into an issue with the old paint being pulled off by the roller. i spent the next few hours up on a stepladder attempting to remove the loose paint using a vacuum cleaner. it worked well but i got about 1/4 done and gave up. i’ll next try sanding it off.
while on the ladder staring up at the celling i was reminded of this website’s namesake and the quote that described it in the october 1922 edition of littérature…
“How arid it is — how fertile — how joyful — how sad.”