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I had a dream that made me respect my unconscious. It’s a messy set of impressions, but I will try and focus on the part I remember most clearly. 302 more words

“For me, language is a freedom. As soon as you have found the words with which to express something, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else.

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Bound by chronological time...

“I can see no reason to be bound by chronological time. As far as we know, the universe is not bound by it; as far as we know, it is yet another construct of ours, this worship of the clock and the idea that there is a past and a present and a future which trot along obediently in line and never swap places. 91 more words


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Between Fantasy and Reality: The Passion - Jeanette Winterson


The Passion

Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars, The Passion intertwines the destinies of two remarkable people: Henri, a simple French soldier, who follows Napoleon from glory to Russian ruin; and Villanelle, the red-haired, web-footed daughter of a Venetian boatman, whose husband has gambled away her heart.

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We Are Friends - A quote by Jeanette Winterson

Yes, in the midst of norms, our world contains little, little things we discover about each other, and larger parts of what we share are uncannily mutual. It’s simply untouchable.


War, Casual Violence and Long Aprons

The village in which I grew up is geographically unstable.  When my father was a boy, it was in Derbyshire; for most of my childhood it was in Cheshire and it is now in Greater Manchester.  688 more words