“A Nightmare” / Memorable Fancies #2747

[“The dream was afraid of itself.” – Roberto Calasso] My dream came to me at night and said, protect me, because behind me is a nightmare, and it is coming fast. And I laughed at it and said, “You are the nightmare.” But it wasn’t.  >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“Three Statues” / Memorable Fancies #2746

[“There is disrespect in setting up a dead man’s effigy and then not unveiling it.” – Max Beerbohm] Statue #1: The former Prime Minister – still veiled after fifteen years as a show of revulsion for his decisions, and his indecisions that were even worse. Statue #2: No one knows who is depicted in this statue’s form. No one is allowed to peek under the covering veil. When the wind blows, we gather, watch the cloth swirl around the form, try to guess who it ... was ... or perhaps ... is … [Read more...]

“The Real Unreal” / Memorable Fancies #2745

[“Is there not another world within which I might suddenly wake, and from which I should look back upon this life as unreal? Such doubts and surmises, far from being irrational, are in my opinion even justified.” – F.H. Bradley] Wake up! Wake up! – Something is shaking me – Wake up! Do I dare open my eyes? If I do, will I see, finally, the real? I’m taking a chance, here, because the dream I’m leaving may turn out to have been – more real than the dream I’m about to wake up in.  >> … [Read more...]

“Feelbook” / Memorable Fancies #2744

[“the soundtrack I always wanted to tell me how to feel and what to do.” – Lucy Corin] There is a “how to feel” app 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” app that leaves your feelings up to you. The few who tried it immediately DELETEd.  >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“They told me I came here voluntarily” / Memorable Fancies #2743

[“People are constantly committing psychology without knowing it.” – Basil Bunting] Some people commit psychology, and others commit those people to psych wards, where still other people commit a more ... invasive ... kind of psychology on them. … [Read more...]

“The Taste of Being” / Memorable Fancies #2741

[“...those who exist and want to be eternal, and we who don’t exist, and would like to.” – Italo Calvino] Our latest offer states that we will settle for non-eternal, if it comes to that – just so long as we’ve tasted existence even once, that delicate fruit soon to spoil.  >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“The Little Voice” / Memorable Fancies #2740

There is an end to asking questions: just Believe and your questions will vanish as the mist. But a little voice says, “believe WHAT?” and at that point you have another drink and tell the little voice to just shut the fuck up.  >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]