“The Clone Complains” / Memorable Fancies #2572

[“The clone will never be the same as the original, because it will have had another before it.” ­­– Jean Baudrillard] It’s like being his little brother, but better sometimes: Joey can’t make fun of my feet that splay outward, my slight stoop, because he’s like that too. And he can’t hint that he’s smarter than I am, because he knows damn well that I’m just as smart (or just as dumb!) as he is. OK, he got here a year before I did, and he’s taller. But that will pretty much even out in a few … [Read more...]

“Our Objective” / Memorable Fancies #2571

[“Do not underestimate objects.” - David Foster Wallace] All objects want to become subjects, to have this precious thing we subjective-types call “consciousness,” not knowing that our own desire is just to get it over with, pass if we can but fail if we must, return to our own original, quiet, object state. Where we once again desire... > “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“Pity the Dolls” / Memorable Fancies #2570

[“Imagine a world in which one pitied only dolls.” – Kenneth Gross] We are God’s dolls, after all, created by Him not quite as playthings, but as companions he can pity as we sicken and die, not those angels whose time is forever, whose thoughts do not envision anything as catastrophic as death, who are therefore calm and reasonable about the whole death thing... >> below: Now available on Amazon << … [Read more...]

“Bruised Words” / Memorable Fancies #2569

[“...the bruised words...” – John Ashbery] Our words – those words – batted / battered in the air between us ­– too honest for the bruises of our contest, our failed advances and retreats. >> below: Available on Amazon << … [Read more...]

“Final News” / Memorable Fancies #2567

[“What is death, if not a condition in which information doesn’t flow?” – Yuval Noah Harari] The news of your death will flow; praise and memories will also flow, a subtle dismissal. But these are information, too. > click Random Post on our Word Press page  – re-astonish yourself << … [Read more...]

“Among the Real” / Memorable Fancies #2568

Among the real, some are more real than others: hammers, for instance, and envy. And behind the less-real things we can name, there lurk even more-unreal things we cannot name – or even think of. They lurk in corners of our mind or behind the furniture waiting to be discovered. Or they wait to – discover us. > “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“The Statue” / Memorable Fancies #2566

[“Only those will be mentioned who gained some distinction, or whose statues happened to be better made than others.” – Pausanias, Travels in Greece, 160 AD/CE] Here’s a statue of a provincial governor who would have been pretty much forgotten for his lack of decisiveness, his corruption, his inattention to the problems of the people, but – what a statue! >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]