Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved. Drugs, movies where stuff blows up, loud parties — all these chase away loneliness by making me forget my name’s Dave and I live in a one-by-one box of bone no other party can penetrate or know. Fiction, poetry, music, really deep serious sex, and, in various ways, religion — these are the places (for me) where loneliness is countenanced, stared down, transfigured, treated. — David Foster Wallace (via dizzyrap)
Replace each instance of a word (and related words) with another word from the lyrics of a song and see if the song still makes sense.
e.g. replace “girl” with “job” (and “she” with “it”)