It is only in the past year or so that I have been learning to be able to apply my will in such a way that it takes me where I want to go. 1,240 more words
Tags » Remembrance Of Things Past
In the book I’m reading, I come across this passage:
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There is the old story of Somerset Maugham reading Proust while crossing the desert by camel, and to lighten his load he tore out each page after reading both sides and let it fall behind him—one wants to say the wind was involved, but on most days there was no wind.
There is a great deal of backstory packed into this plastic S, and I find myself exhausted by the prospect of writing it all out: how it came to pass that I went to Florida with my parents again in 1993, how I was secretly nursing a broken heart, how we went to what I believe was an orchid plantation, and how I would feel very differently about visiting a plantation now, after twenty years in the States. 818 more words
The Atlantic published a thought provoking column titled How To Walk Away, by Heidi Grant Halvorson on May 14th, 2013.
The article deals with the psychology of lost causes. 889 more words