“What the Wall Thinks About the Picture” / Memorable Fancies #1698

[“We stand round blankly as walls.” – Sylvia Plath] Someone hangs a picture on me. From where I am, behind it, I can’t see what it’s a picture of, can’t see what the museum visitors are staring at, frowning at, consulting their guidebooks, dismissing with a shrug. It’s driving me crazy. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“The Laundromat Affair” / Memorable Fancies #1640

[“...laundromat affair” – the journals of Sylvia Plath] Our various clothes wound around each other in the hot swirling wetness. I opened the lid suddenly. The clothes lay still, ashamed to be caught, dressed, in their vulgar acts. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“The Inner Life” / Memorable Fancies #1632

[“I had an inner life going on all the time but wouldn’t admit it.” – Sylvia Plath] “What you see,” he told her, “is what you get. There are no hidden meanings; there’s nothing mysterious going on ‘inside’ me. “I try to emulate our robots,” he continued. “Once you’ve exercised all the code modules, read all the data, there’s nothing left to surmise, to dread ... to hope for, to be disappointed.” [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Cul-de-Sac” / Memorable Fancies #1394

[“It is best to meet in a cul-de-sac” – Sylvia Plath] because we have to leave by the same exit, and we will not be separate for at least that moment -- no matter how separate we were before, together. <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...]

“Why There Are People” / Memorable Fancies #1160

[“Enough people entered your life, to make stories.” – Sylvia Plath]      That was their purpose. I gave them character, an arc, reversals, the occasional epiphany in contrast to their pointless existence. Most of them didn’t appreciate my efforts, so I stopped telling them their purpose in life. Now they have no purpose. They’ll be sorry. <END> … [Read more...]

“Lawrence’s Last Book” / Memorable Fancies #1143

[“The professor said ‘impossible to understand any one book of Lawrence’s without having read them all’.” – Sylvia Plath]      There’s one last book of his I can’t find. Out of print, seems to be. Used book dealers can’t find it, tell me the Bodleian has one but it’s under armed guard, so many readers trying desperately to get at it, that all his other novels would suddenly come clear to them in a gasp of revelation.... <END> Buy it on Amazon: Pictures of the Invisible, a fiction … [Read more...]