“‘Forgot What?'” / Memorable Fancies #1857

[“Anything he can’t remember seems terribly important” – Susan Sontag] But if he can’t remember it, how can he remember that he can’t remember it? And, if he can’t remember it, how can he remember that it was terribly important? … [Read more...]

“Cats and Shadows” / Memorable Fancies #1856

 [“Our shadows will not know us.” – W.S. Merwin] Our shadows wander like abandoned cats, rushing up to anyone standing in the sun, trying to remember – us. > [Click Random Post above – re-astonish yourself] … [Read more...]

“The Mathematical Theory of Love” / Memorable Fancies #1855

The math was clear. “One and one,” she said with a laugh. – But one and one don’t have to be added together. And anyway, as it turned out, she was a plus-one and I, a minus. We cancelled each other out. Click Random Post above – re-astonish yourself] … [Read more...]

“Tables” / Memorable Fancies #1854

[“a two-legged / table won’t stand.” – Frank Montesonti.] Actually, that second leg isn’t required – a one-legged table won’t stand, either, and it’s cheaper to make. I see a lot of those tables, lately. At least as metaphors. Click Random Post above – re-astonish yourself] … [Read more...]

“‘What if you had never been born?'” / Memorable Fancies #1853

What if you had never been born? Are you now imagining ... life goes on like a movie, but starring somebody else, and you’re not in the cast? No, not even that. For you, there’s no ‘you.’ – no one to watch and no movies to see. To truly imagine this state is ... impossible. Because if you imagine it, then there’s someone ... imagining. > {click Random Post above - astonish yourself}   … [Read more...]

“California Love” / Memorable Fancies #1852

["This could be Heaven or this could be Hell" - “Hotel California” (The Eagles)] It was my heaven, it was her hell. That was the problem. … [Read more...]

“Two Seconds and Counting” / Memorable Fancies #1851

 [“If I look at anything longer than two seconds, it becomes absurd.” – Joseph Brodsky] But I’ve been practicing. One second is all I needed today. And tomorrow, well... … [Read more...]