Sara must have been somewhere that Eli couldn’t reach her, because he just called here… and YM wasn’t here to take the call, so I got to listen in on the whirring crazed cogs of his mind…
“Did you know that I'm ... umm... a world expert on books about highly individualistic
What's the author of the books, the one with the ... he had a *sinister* name - um, it's a
The question of new criticism
What was that american writer - I'm familiar with the foremost Polish writer on semiotics
but I've forgotten the name of the foremost american writer on semiotics
- Umberto eco?
No, what he wanted was to write a self-contained version of the celestine prophecy
ppl who took their cameras to the bacchanalia and then went home again
Whether nick cave was impossible founder of a cult and he said that it was all informal so
I'm talking from within the plot of a book that daddy and I shared
so it's a different case from the reality you share with your partner
so maybe you'll excuse my partner for being a terrible person since she's also got um like
basically interesting thing that she keeps from me
She's a funny bird
- I don't know her that well
she's like that girl from the chrysalids who shut herslf off from the world and when I say
that I'm another one one of the ones... she says I'm not.
I think that Sara's gone for some short-term happiness recently, so... she's a great gal
she's got funny notions
you can't tell somebody what a complex is
I've got a complex about macaroni because they're tubes
they shouldn't be tubes because the stuff in them is funny
- what are you doing for the rest of the evening? Are you getting ready to sleep?
do you remember the song sing a song of sixpence... what's the next line
- four and twenty blackbirds? Baked in a pie?
[sings the next couple of lines]
Those songs were sonnets - you know what a hint towards writing good prose might be
Try for an exercise composing a couple of sonnets they're a form that's very easy to
so maybe you cd get together w/Elisheva and have her write a couple of sonnets
they're very abstract
but they're accessible as far as the process of getting them
but also you get a notion that you've got an improved writing style
the big quesiton of modern existentialism is whether form is a crutch or not
I'll tell you right now that it isn't
the reason you have a religion is bc it isn't a crutch to get to sthing that vague -
form is to be observed to get a skill level
so it's not for... when you ask whether a form is related to a standard
the answer is it's easier to reach the standard if you observe the form
it's a worthwhile easiness
so I mean
doing things just for the sake of them is like a luxury that I just got overcome by
but I don't care
it's strange that I can have falsities in me that are just things you can live with
they're very bad but actually when I think that my father wasn't as much into blessing world as the other coreligionaries, I think that you may be kind of overdoing that factoid a little bit
it's an interesting bug that lives under your toenail
- not literally?
they're fun people, but I like cheetahs
chester cheetah is a funny cat
Anyway, I'm going to go...
have a good evening, did you eat any hot dogs?
Neither did I, I'm a vegetarian. Good night!”