Sunday, July 07, 2013

Baffling Case of Why Gabbie still and always wants waking

“Why are we reading, if not in hope of beauty laid bare, life heightened and its deepest mystery probed? Can the writer isolate and vivify all in experience that most deeply engages our intellects and our hearts? Can the writer renew our hope for literary forms? Why are we reading if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will illuminate and inspire us with wisdom, courage, and the possibility of meaningfulness, and will press upon our minds the deepest mysteries, so that we may feel again their majesty and power? What do we ever know that is higher than that power which, from time to time, seizes our lives, and reveals us startlingly to ourselves as creatures set down here bewildered? Why does death so catch us by surprise, and why love? We still and always want waking.”
- Annie Dillard - courtesy of literary agent who was bewildered by Cold River :-) Nicole Aragi

The Melbournean Gabbie invaded sydney circa 7 /7 / Google and Media Dragon honour Franz Kafka’s 130th birthday with a doodle. Kafka's hrobak is part of gabbie's ancestry :-) (Czech out chapter 1)

Shakespeare is part of the air Gabbie breathes and allegedly in New York and LA there are many theatre companies which attract authors and actresses from all over the world.

The conversation about immigration reform centers on all the people who want to come to the U.S. But the flow of migrants in and out of the country has changed markedly over the past decade Why So Many Americans Are Leaving the U.S.—in 1 Big Chart
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.( — Jean Cocteau)

The ‘border security’ provisions of the new immigration bill solve a problem that isn’t. Amerika's Iron Curtain

Never trust an atom. They make up everything... Jean-Paul Sartre is sitting at a French café, revising his draft of Being and Nothingness. He says to the waitress: “I’d like a cup of coffee, please, with no cream.” The waitress replies: “I’m sorry, Monsieur, but we’re out of cream. How about with no milk?” Bohemian humour
Joshua Cohen on Sam Byers’ Idiopathy: ““Take it or leave it” — the only catch phrase for dark literature, and dark life.”