“… and game!” / Memorable Fancies #2776

I speak to the mirror, and the mirror talks back to me. We play this game every day, it and I, a kind of oral tennis match. At first it was liberating, not having to put up with a different person, only with myself serving, rallying, lobbing, volleying, word for word. But ... the mirror kept winning ....  >> See “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon for more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“The Storm” / Memorable Fancies #2775

[“... this old permanent storm / within.” – Ron Silliman] Yes, it’s a cliché: “the storm within.” But it’s real, even if it’s only indigestion.  >> 'books terence kuch' on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“The Last Defense” / Memorable Fancies #2774

[“Madness as a defense against terror.” – Susan Sontag] You still feel the terror, but that’s just because you’re crazy. … [Read more...]

“Statues Come to Life” / Memorable Fancies #2773

[“What is interesting, or useful, about the idea of a statue’s coming to life?” – Kenneth Gross] Interesting, yes. I’ve known several statues who were keenly interested in coming to life. Some had even tried it, with unfortunate results.  >> "Books Terence Kuch" on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. <<   … [Read more...]

“The Philosophy Festival” / Memorable Fancies #2772

[The [ancient Athenians] “have festivals of all sorts, and philosophers from everywhere pull the wool over your eyes and provide recreation.” – Heraclides Creticus] We wander from booth to booth, listen to their the­ories, applaud or hiss as the mood strikes us. The turned phrase, the outrageous idea, the multisyllabic­ally meaningless ... all that is great fun, but of course no one believes these people, whether they speak of heaven, or morals, or of some dubious fancy they call “democracy.” … [Read more...]

“Plans” / Memorable Fancies #2771

[“You will invent what we will do together.” – Anaȉs Nin] “I’ve invented marvelous, astonishing things we could do to each other,” I said.  “With each other,” you said,  spoiling the moment and causing a sudden  change in  plans.  >> See "books Terence Kuch" on Google or Amazon for more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“The Difference” / Memorable Fancies #2770

[“Philosophers know things in a way others cannot, even though the things are often almost the same as the things we know.” – John Ashbery] But, ah..., the difference,...! … [Read more...]