“The Conversation” / Memorable Fancies #2653

[“Even if someone left him in the middle of his talking, he would complete the conversation to himself.” – Diogenes Laertius, said of Pyrrho] Yes, and love can be this way, too. > “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“Real Dreams” / Memorable Fancies #2652

[“The interpretation of dreams is a violence done to dreams that takes no account of their literalness.” – Jean Baudrillard] Freud didn’t know that a dream could be just a dream. Like a cigar. >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. Below: the latest collection, soon to be available on Amazon. << … [Read more...]

“Ah – what?” / Memorable Fancies #2651

[“The best and most artful dialogue is marked by the inattentiveness of its characters.” – Charles Baxter] Sorry, could you repeat that? >> below, a political drama available from the publisher, stageplays.com << … [Read more...]

“Pygmalion’s Problem” / Memorable Fancies #2650

[“We seek in vain to create in ourselves the belief that the object really exists.” – Judith Butler] I made her up, yes I did. But that wasn’t enough. I wanted more than my invention; I wanted someone who could be something I hadn’t expected, hadn’t programmed. I worked hard to develop such a machine, and after many hours of work there she was: surprising, unpredictable. That, as it turned out, was the problem. > “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a … [Read more...]

“The Gesture” / Memorable Fancies #2649

[“A gesture is ... a movement which clearly expresses something unambiguous.” – György Lukács] There is a country where gestures are made, and understood, perfectly. Words there, however, are what one uses intending to be vague, when a gesture would be – perhaps only too well – understood. >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“Dreaming Shrewdly” / Memorable Fancies #2648

[“We become makers of fiction who cannot sustain belief in our creations, who wake to their unreality, but only to dream more shrewdly the next time.” – Judith Butler] Next time, our creations will be as poorly designed as before, but our expectations will be less. … [Read more...]

“Auguries” / Memorable Fancies #2647

[“...lightning and the winding of rivers and the like – these augurs has our religion abolished.” – Michel de Montaigne] But now we have auguries of bland or blustering assurance from people who know, or at least have made the loudest prayers. – But not as loud as lightning when it strikes, nor rivers as they rise and overwhelm the land. > “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]