“We Seek in Vain” / Memorable Fancies #3020

[“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 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, it turned out, was the problem. “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. … [Read more...]

“Louder” / Memorable Fancies #3016

What is this sound, so loud? It seems to be a demand; first and most urgently, that I understand its demands. Now it’s louder, impatient. It blusters, threatens. But, like any power, what it wants at first seems clear, but later less, the more I hear. I shrug and await tomorrow’s new loud words. Louder. > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

” ‘Struggling’ “

Have you noticed that "struggling" in the past few years is no longer a compliment, and has become a disparaging portrait of despair? "Struggling" is supposed to mean bravely grappling with problems against the odds, such as growing up poor or handicapped, then proving yourself able to surmount obstacles, not just giving up. -- Now, it just means "failing." … [Read more...]

“Do the Zombie, or Vice Versa” / Memorable Fancies #3015

[“If dead people walked outside our windows we would be no more excited” – Lydia Davis] ... than if dead people walked inside our windows. If that were to happen, we would really be excited – but not for long. > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“Call It Love” / Memorable Fancies #3014

[“...you’re allowed to stay too long / and call it love.” – Allison Davis] I stayed too long and called it love, but you just called it ... staying too long. > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“Finding the Body” / Memorable Fancies #3013

[“It is possible for there to be a conscious creature that cannot see or touch its own body, a creature that spends its entire life unaware that it has a body.” – Gary Cox] And what parts of our bodies are we unaware of? > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“The ‘How to Feel’ Sound Track” / Memorable Fancies #3012

[“the sound track I always wanted to tell me how to feel and what to do.” – Lucy Corin] There is a “how to feel” sound track you can download; it tells you how to feel even though you don’t know what to do. Millions of people are using it, right now. And there is a “what to do” recording that leaves your feelings your own responsibility. The few who tried it immediately hit DELETE. > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]