Thursday, July 18

"Everything is as-it-is means this: We undergo all kinds of difficult and painful practices. We travel to all kinds of places and then discover that we didn't have to do a thing. That things are as-they-as. It's not that everything is as-it-is without us having tried anything. Everything is as-it-is after we've broken our bones trying everything."
 - Ichitaro
Taitetsu Unno
River of Fire, River of Water

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