“I Remember the Future” / Memorable Fancies #3007

[“It is wrong, conceptually wrong, to suppose that memory is always of the past.” – Maxwell Bennett & Peter Hacker] I remember the future. My friends ask, “Doesn’t that ruin your day, to know what’s going to happen?” and I say something vague and put them off. And others say, “Doesn’t that mean you can change things? See your future but do something else instead?” To which, neuroscientists tell us, and as I told these others, yes, you can change things; but when you’ve done that, you … [Read more...]

“The God of Sleep” / Memorable Fancies #3006

[“... the true god, who is the god of sleep ...” – Jean Baudrillard] The god of sleep whispers to you in the night, those words the god of waking would be ashamed even to hear.  >> “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“Let’s Fight !” / Memorable Fancies #3120

[in the time of our agon, borrowed from the film Alien 3:] “You're all gonna die, only question is when. This is as good a place to take your first step to heaven as any. It's ours. It ain't much, but it's ours. Only question is how you check out. Now, you want it on your feet, or on your knees beggin’?  I ain't much for beggin’. Nobody ever gave me nothin’. So I say, fuck it, let’s fight !” [Dillon’s defiant speech from the film Alien 3 – Dillon is the black minister to a handful of convicts, … [Read more...]

“Listen Up !” / Memorable Fancies #3005

[“The best and most artful dialogue is marked by the inattentiveness of its characters.” – Charles Baxter] Sorry, could you repeat that?  >> “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“Amusement World” / Memorable Fancies #3004

We’re on that Last Big Coaster now, and we're Tall Enough to Ride. Do you just hang on? Or bravely raise your arms? >> “books Terence Kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“The End of Memory” / Memorable Fancies #3003

[“we reached the end of memory, / Like rivers reaching the sea.” – Yehuda Amichai] We waited at the river's mouth for fresh memories, memories we could eat like raw trout, wet and new, not like our old memories, the old dry ones we’ve tried so hard to get rid of... > “books Terence Kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“Museum of Silence” / Memorable Fancies #3002

[“The remains of their burial chambers can be seen in the museum of silence.” - Peter Ackroyd] There are different kinds of silence in this museum: the silence of shock, of pain, of having nothing to say that will not embarrass you, of having words to say but you know she would take your words and use them to deadly effect, the silence of rock pools waiting for the shape of clouds, the silence of the dead that speaks so irrelevantly, the silence that you think is out there but then you know … [Read more...]