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Sunday, October 02, 2022

Participation

Life requires our participation, not our willingness to participate.

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Edit

Rage (not outrage) and loneliness (not solitude) are the two emotions I would edit out of the human genome.

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The frustration

The stronger the will, the greater the frustration at the confrontation with the world.

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Saturday, October 01, 2022

With the right people

Conversation, with the right people, is the most addictive thing I have encountered.

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New poems

+15

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Friday, September 30, 2022

What is so

Even what is so is only provisionally so.

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Every moment

Every moment contains a birth
and at least one death.

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The price & the cost

The price of life is to grow a soul;
the cost of death is to lose it.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

The new thing

If the old thing satisfies you, you'll be less likely to notice the new thing.

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What is real

If only what is real were as committed to realism as we are.

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Memories

Memories are scars.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Is also

The truest tradition is also a lie.

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More sense

Our lives make more sense as narrative threads than as autonomous individuals.

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Not wrong

People who interpret something differently than you do are not necessarily wrong. This fact does not, however, imply that they are not wrong.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

If not the chair

If someone whose behavior or ethics we found wanting made a chair, would we reject the chair, claiming it was tainted? If not the chair, then why a work of art?

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New poems

+30

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Blame

Should we blame the one who lights the match for another's disappointment that it goes out again?

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Difficult to reconcile

What is difficult to reconcile may have been mistakenly conceived as oppositional.

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Validation

Validation is retroactive. Don't look for it along the way.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Judgment

I am less concerned with an excess of judgment than with a dearth of it.

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