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"The myth of Atticus Finch" - please read this post

Started the morning off with one of the most sensibly articulate posts I’ve yet read on Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.

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Other People's Words: Introduction and Thomas Merton

Language is a fantastical thing.  It has so much power, and yet we yield it so casually at every moment in our lives.  We throw some words away, and yet we can spend enormous amounts of time attempting to find just the right word or phrase to explain or describe something particularly powerful.  635 more words


Grief is a Wild Untamed Thing

This is my mom. Stunning, isn’t she? Beautiful inside and out. It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since she died.

In some ways, the time has flown by. 968 more words


Memory's Presents reblogged this on Memory's Presence a journal in progress about being -- how the past leads forward and the future pulls back. Observations of uncertainty from a woman who is sometimes certain. and commented:

Reading this in the neuropsychologist's waiting room -- where my dad is being tested. In one month it will be a year since my mom died. I haven't written a single word on my own blog other than a very few words before any of my world was rocked -- your words are exactly perfect -- like a kindred spirit wrote to welcome me to this new normal that is my life. Very grateful.

Greg Dening on hindsight and imagination

We know from our living experience that our present moments—this moment—has all the possibilities of the future still in it. None of us prescribes the reality we live in.

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dormir plutôt que vivre!

Does such a thing as “the fatal flaw,” that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn’t.

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David Hare on the Cruel Paradoxes of Neo-Liberalism

‘The genius of 21st-century capitalism has been its ability to create a sense of the inevitable at the very moment when it has been at its most vulnerable. 290 more words

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in the trust that up high/ lie here together

“I absolutely agree. It’s interesting that it’s an experience of standing before a figure of a god, but in the 20th century. This god is broken, this god’s head isn’t there.

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