Friday, January 6

I find myself in my own image, and am neither and both.
I come and go in myself
                                         as though from room to room,
As though the smooth incarnation of some medieval spirit
Escaping my own mouth and reswallowed at leisure,
Dissembling and at my ease.
 - Charles Wright
from A Journal of the Year of the Ox
Zone Journals
memory's landscape

"What astonishes me, just as it astonishes a child when he becomes aware of his own identity, is the fact of finding myself here, and at this moment, deep in this life and not in any other. What stroke of chance has brought this about?"
 - Simone de Beauvoir
All Said and Done
live and learn

  • ". . . as I have said often enough, I write for myself in multiplicate,
    a not unfamiliar phenomenon on the horizon of shimmering deserts."
    - Vladimir Nabokov