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The Unbearable Lightness of Dreaming

A library membership is a beautiful thing. So few things in this life are free, especially in this time of ‘austerity’. I am fortunate to have a library with many great books. 434 palabras más

Dreams

The Realm

A little Saturday thought, from Milan Kundera’s The Curtain.

Something about history, and truth, and what – and how – is remembered or forgotten.

Something that goes very well with my own pet theory about the iridescence of history… 173 palabras más

History

Nega-centennials, Nega-nations

Last week’s well-publicized Russian concert in the ruins of Palmyra just happened to overlap the centennial of the notorious Sykes-Picot Agreement.  Russia had only a minor role in that hasty, furtive divvying up of Syria and the Middle East to please French and English interests.   970 palabras más

The Unbearable Lightness of Being - A Review

“Making love with a woman and sleeping with a woman are two separate passions, not merely different but opposite. Love does not make itself felt in the desire for copulation (a desire that extends to an infinite number of women) but in the desire for shared sleep (a desire limited to one woman).” 554 palabras más

Books

mistaken

Love did not help me find the words, infatuation did, infatuated impropriety, as always. Love let me lose them. These, my real fictions. 1.229 palabras más

Essayed

Books I Have Yet To Read

It has been months since I posted anything here and the reason why is quite shameful. For the longest time I have not finished a single book that I started, it’s embarrassing. 335 palabras más

Books

Quote of the day, May 8

Milan Kundera, from The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“There is no means of testing which decision is better, because there is no basis for comparison. 75 palabras más

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