“Snowprints” / Memorable Fancies #1760

It’s snowing heavily tonight; already, several inches have fallen. You hear the doorbell, open the door wondering who would be out in a storm like this. But there’s no one there – just footprints coming up the walk and onto your doormat. But there are no footprints going away. You look around ... nothing. But then you look up.... [Click Random Post above – re-astonish yourself] … [Read more...]

“The Dust…” / Memorable Fancies

[“Are they statues that have returned to their natural state?” – Michel Leiris] The statue of a god, a great god, actually, kind to its people and fierce in their defense, is slowly forgotten and turns to dust. But the dust remembers.   [Click Random Post above – re-astonish yourself] … [Read more...]

“My Decorporation” / Memorable Fancies #1757

[“Try to be patient with my decorporation.” – Cecilia Corrigan] I’m half gone, you see, and it’s taken me much time and effort: a strict diet, a smashing of mirrors, deletion of social media accounts,... Not much remains of me, now. But the parts I really wanted to get rid of ... that’s what’s left! [Click Random Post above – re-astonish yourself]   … [Read more...]

A Spanish Rice Poem by Gertrude Piedra

arroz es arroz es arroz   … [Read more...]

“Wounds” / Memorable Fancies #1756

[“The wounds invisible / That Love’s keen arrows make” – Shakespeare] I’m looking for my invisible wound. I know it’s somewhere – if not in me, it must be in – her. [Click Random Post above – re-astonish yourself] … [Read more...]

“Basketball at Quantum State U.” / Memorable Fancies #1757

Particles playing basketball: a frustrating game because each shot both goes in the basket and doesn’t. And both the going-in and the not-going-in occur both before and after the shot is taken. Whether or not the shot is taken. And the particles themselves aren’t quite sure who they are: collapsed waves, perhaps, or maybe just coordinates in a vacuous spacetime that might, or might not, exist. Whatever “exist” could mean. [musing after reading Peter Lewis’ excellent book Quantum … [Read more...]

“What’s My Number?” / Memorable Fancies #1755

[“...the activity of having revised your sequence.” – Bhanu Kapil] At first you were a 1-2-3, very straight. But much to the disappointment of your mother and I, you changed to 1-3-2 – not a drastic change, but one bound to raise questions. We asked you what we had done to deserve this, a child who chose, perhaps out of some perverse rebellion, to become a 1-3-2. We begged you to reconsider, to change back. But you wouldn’t. And even more distressing, you now threaten to become a a 2-1-3 and … [Read more...]