“How to Attain Peace” / Memorable Fancies #1687

[“…the anguished soul that requires, in order to achieve peace, that a certain action be performed.” – Tzvetan Todorov] No one has told me what to do to achieve peace, though many have offered suggestions. I’ve tried many things: some simple, some complex; some alone, some with others; some on my knees, some standing, staring up at the unforgiving sky, fist raised. After each attempt I wait for peace to soothe over me, sticky like warm ice cream, melting all my fears. I wait. … [Read more...]

“Come Out and Play!” / A Memorable Fancy #407

     Come out and play! We’ll put on nice new clothes and all look alike, and the other fellows will put on nice new clothes and all look alike – but we won’t look too much like those other fellows.      Come out and play! We’ll have toys of real wood and steel, hard and sharp in our hands. We’ll have toys that fly with us, and toys that fly from us, all very fast and make a lot of noise – the other fellows will have their toys, too.      Come out and play! We’ll put on our nice new … [Read more...]