Proust: I can’t believe I read the whole thing

At 9:20 AM Tue, 15 Nov 2011 I finished reading the whole of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time.  What began as a project born of vanity ended with gratitude that I had lived long enough to finish it, and of course, enjoyment and admiration.

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Published in: on November 15, 2011 at 10:38 am  Comments (2)  

The desire/belief causality direction

It is desire that engenders belief, and if we are not as a rule aware of this, it is because most belief-creating desires–unlike the desire which had persuaded me that Albertine was innocent–end only with our own life.

Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time

Published in: on November 5, 2011 at 9:34 am  Leave a Comment  

Oddly relaxed

For some odd reason that I don’t know, I feel insanely quietly relaxed–as though a fever broke.  The night beckons me to sit in the easy chair and read Proust.  I’m toward the end of The Fugitive then I only have one more volume to go.

Ah, relaxed.

Published in: on November 4, 2011 at 9:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Spectacularly attractive

She’s a young bartender at one of the local restaurants.  Yes, her boobs are spectacularly big.  But she’s pretty and nice too.  You are so smitten.  It makes you wish you were young and not so shy.

Published in: on November 4, 2011 at 10:45 am  Leave a Comment  

Flipping back and forth

I finished the latest Mirakami novel this afternoon. (Two thumbs up.). Now, I’m reading In Search of Lost Time and For Whom the Bell Tolls, flipping back and forth between them. And I want to tell you it is a strange experience–like reading and writing on this iPhone right now.

Maybe I’m doing it because I’m bored, and a little melancholy too. It don’t matter.

Published in: on November 3, 2011 at 9:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

AM

Close to 1:30 in the AM.  All the lights are off in the buildings around me.  I’m ready to start reading again.  Who knows what hour in the AM I will cease reading?

Insomnia.

Published in: on November 2, 2011 at 1:32 am  Leave a Comment  

You are being followed

Since Bloglines was taken over, I have not had a new spot to collect my blog feeds.  But those days are over.  I am slowly getting my favorite blogs transfered to a new rig that will work on the phone and the laptop.

Don’t look behind you because I’ll be following you.  And you know who you are.

Published in: on November 1, 2011 at 10:59 am  Leave a Comment  

One more volume to go

OK, I’ve decided.  After finishing the latest Murakami novel, I’ll finish In Search of Lost Time.  After all, I only have one more volume to go.

Published in: on November 1, 2011 at 10:03 am  Leave a Comment