Thursday, August 05, 2010

Abstractions for a moody night

I have many things to say. But I'd rather make up stuff instead. Or pretend to be wise. Or write in choppy sentences. So here are many random things, just for you. Make of them what you will. Perhaps with a few drops of moonshine.

- A moment interpreted does not a teleology make

- I wish I could swim calmly without splashing around so much

- There are surprises around the corner and you will find them if you stop steeling yourself so much against any such possibility

- Truffles are good at room temperature

- Sometimes one finds the words just like one chooses food in a restaurant. In exactitude.

- My advisor said to me; "You write very well; but sometimes I find myself scratching my head thinking what exactly does she mean?"

- This moment is filled with descriptions of a thousand pages. This is how it is sometimes. And those thousand pages will not be written. This is how it is all the time.

- Should I write a book called "Notes on Love in a Foreign Country" ?

Where should we go now?

Paul Delvaux (Belgian, 1897–1994)
Small Train Station at Night, 1959
Oil on canvas; 55 1/4 x 67 in. (140.3 x 170.2 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York