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$650 apartment for $650
. . . You stand for
Only 26 copies exist! Three dollars?
[I posted the above around 1 a.m. Just now, making my lunchtime rounds, I discovered that Abecedarium has sold out! Like Maureen says, you gotta move on these things. Congratulations to those who did.]
13 DEC 05
All art arises from longing. All science too. All night I dreamed of two things. Like any postman with a thousand paintings in his attic. "They can get lost. They burn."
They all come back to the body. ("Breathe like the character you're playing.")
When we talked about a "dream come true," I didn't know what you were telling me. Matted. With some mats on top. "It was my nature."
Workmen hammering outside. Blaring radio, "Born to Be Wild." How did that all work out?
11 DEC 05
Back at it.
7 DEC 05
Along with Emerson's freedom to take whatever struck him went the equally important obligation to ignore what did not. Emerson read widely and advised others to do so, but he was insistent about the dangers of being overwhelmed and overinfluenced by one' s reading... He thought one should "learn to divine books, to feel those that you want without wasting much time on them." It is only worthwhile concentrating on what is excellent and for that "often a chapter is enough." He encouraged browsing and skipping. "The glance reveals what the gaze obscures. Somewhere the author has hidden his message. Find it, and skip the paragraphs that do not talk to you."
(Robert D. Richardson Jr., Emerson: The Mind On Fire)
- Do you think of poetry as being useful?
- Yes, it has been to me.
- Tell me some of the ways it has been useful to you personally.
- It makes me feel that being human is a good thing. Being human--and even just being the way I am, I'm not completely alone.
- So a use of poetry is to feel connected to other people?
- To feel human. And to feel that being human is...an okay thing.
- It makes you feel that being human is an okay thing because it allows a connection between you and others?
- I guess. I guess it makes me feel like we're all okay somehow. [starts to cry]
- How does poetry cause that feeling?
- I don't know.
"Everything is slightly hidden from me, all the time. I don't think it was this way when I was younger. Though maybe things just felt different then, because I thought it would change."
Outside, the light, the landscape.
Messages were everywhere.
(Bersenbrugge: "the landscape will comply")
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