All That Flutters

Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it.
Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain.
Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead
pencil markings endure longer than memory.

– Jack London, March 1903

Here’s a stray thought from my notebook:

Whatever has the power to save us will also break our hearts. 

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Happy Bloomsday

“Open your eyes now. I will. One moment. Has all vanished since? If I open and am for ever in the black adiaphane. Basta! I will see if I can see.
See now. There all the time without you: and ever shall be, world without end.”
James Joyce, Ulysses

Don’t Ask

Don’t ask me who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life.

– Giorgos Seferis
writer, diplomat, Nobel laureate
1900-1971