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Life, Words, Things 2: S

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

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The Psychology of Lost Causes by Robyn Armstrong Bowles

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


"the pleasures of the mind found no place"

Alas, what he was saying, how little, I felt, did it apply to myself, whom all reasoning, however exalted it might be, left cold, who was happy only in moments of pure idleness, when I was comfortable and well; I felt how purely material was everything that I desired in life, and how easily I could dispense with the intellect. 114 more words


Life, Words, Things 1: Pillar Tops

I wanted to undertake this challenge, or play a game, of trying to capture in words the life that inhabits the objects I live with. I have chosen a bunch of things that are on my walls, that make home home; things that will soon be going into boxes, at which point I will really start to believe that this life is ending, and a new one is coming. 1,484 more words

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Post 570: my Proustian moment


Pardon moi, I tried to read Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past, because anyone pretending to be intelligent must, but gave up when I lost interest in his self-indulgent introspection. 871 more words

Celestial Longings

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.”
Marcel Proust

Albertine was the name of the mysterious and maddening love interest in Marcel’s magnum opus, … 239 more words