Something this precious deserves to be preserved and cherished in the most sincere way I know how, and that’s to make it eternal. In some ways it is, because the magic contained in this novel transcend its binding. However, making it into a piece of artwork gives those words a certain power as they leave their page in that they find a new life an attachment in imagery. This is just one more tiny infinity among a grand tapestry of others…
All I can say is John Green, if you’re out there…somewhere in the void that is the internet, just know that your book is something I will always carry with me.
For the rest of tumblr, I’d really appreciate if you could somehow get this to him :)
"The great thing about imagining learning as cartography instead of as arbitrary hurdles you have to jump over is that you see a bit of coast line and that makes you want to see more."
At TEDxIndianapolis, John Green talks about how to inspire curiosity by explaining one of his strangest discoveries: Paper towns. He’s obsessed with paper towns, or fake towns that mapmakers use to make their maps unique (they can then sue another company for duplicating their map with the fake town). It’s a weird quirk of mapmaking, but it naturally sparks curiosity — as soon as you learn a bit, you want to know more.