“The Faces” / Memorable Fancies #1252

      In our land, looking into the faces of others is forbidden. We learn to focus on the shoes instead, perhaps the neck if we’re especially bold. If we look into the face, especially the eyes, we might be tempted, in spite of all our training, to tell, for once, a truth. <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: Everything Wants to Happen, the first thousand Memorable Fancies from this blog, revised and updated. … [Read more...]

“The Clouds” / Memorable Fancies #494

“Overhead hover the Clouds, ambiguous and changeable.” - George Steiner      We lay on a hillside and watched the clouds go by, telling each other what each looked like. Here a lamb, there a face. Here a procession of elephants, there – a spaceship. You’re right, she said, I guess maybe it does look like a spaceship. If you squint a little, maybe. It’s getting closer, I said. You and your damn sci-fi, she said. Flame is erupting from it and coming in our direction, I said. You and your … [Read more...]