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* We finished Rectify the night before last. It didn't necessarily go "off the rails" in Season 4 so much as it just lost power and slowed itself to a mind-numbing crawl and then a stop. The Season 3 "finale" was far better than anything that gets resolved, or not, in S4. Ah, well. Endings are hard.

* Rain has stopped, but now it's cold and very dark. A very mountain winter for us this year.

* I've decided to track my reading for 2017. I am pretty haphazard in the way I tackle my tottering to-read pile. Thus far, this year, I've read Jeff Vandermeer's impressive trilogy - The Southern Reach. And I recommend it. NOT my usual fare and typically the type of thing I shy away from because I find it existentially depresseing. Bleak sci-fi. But these books are so incredibly well-written and profoundly thought-out that I could not put them down. One after the other after the other. I do think the story is an analogy to writing? Life? Human existence in regards to the planet? I'm still pondering.




One of the amazing lines I've bookmarked.

Next up on the list -




* I've decided, once again, to grow my hair out. I want to grow out my bangs/fringe because I think it's time. We shall see if I can accomplish this.

Obligatory dog pictures. Sleepy Zoltan and Desmond sad to see me leaving.




* Completely and utterly humbled by the response to my Idol piece this week. It has lit a small flame within me and I'm beyond grateful.


When your heart is soggy with unshed tears and you stumble across an amazing hand-painted pitcher at the outlet store and begin drying out. "Jal" -gypsy name meaning wanderer.

I leave you with this astonishing line from the poet -

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meridian_rose
Jan. 12th, 2017 11:54 am (UTC)
The futility of language is a bit of an odd thing for a writer to believe in, unless the author is presenting it in order to criticise it later. Words and images are both imperfect means of communication but they are the best we have and it's rather depressing to see communication as futile - and communication isn't just about imparting information but what we want to say and how we exchange ideas.

Beautiful dogs, Zoltan especially.
bleodswean
Jan. 12th, 2017 06:41 pm (UTC)
I would NOT recommend these books or this author to you, L. They are dark and nihilistic. He is definitely wrestling with the point of life, the point of all of these words being written....and consumed. For what end? You are wedded to words and the importance of conveying the human experience via writing. Hold fast to that.

He is good looking, just very shy. Hardly anyone ever gets to see him this relaxed. Only his momma. ;)

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