Monthly Archives: October 2013

Of Things (an excerpt)

The following is an excerpt from a translated excerpt of ‘Of Things’ by Frances Jammes: “The sadness which disengages from things that have fallen into disuse is infinite. In the attic of this house whose inhabitants I did not know, … Continue reading

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A tiny epiphany

A few weeks ago I was at choir practice. Our leader was getting us to go back to a song that we hadn’t sung for a while. To encourage us she said (something like), “Don’t worry you’ll remember it. Think … Continue reading

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Experiential Blindness

Imagine a huge field strewn with rocks, perhaps like the fields around West Kennet Long Barrow, littered with hunks of flint. Now picture the field is full of academics hurling the rocks at each other, occasionally with epithets. So there … Continue reading

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