What is time? Only propositions have sense; only in the nexus of a proposition does a name have meaning. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921), 3.3 We live surrounded by symbols. In this city, where you and I dream, love, walk and invent new causes to believe, infinity lives through their immortality. The ghosts have … Continue reading Infinite #WinterThoughts
When is a logical proposition a conundrum? Well, is there such a thing as the writer's conundrum? That would be, perhaps, a logical proposition as to the role of writers, their responsibility, their freedom. Isn't it the case that, for example, a writer whose inspiration is drawn from the society of her time, somehow … Continue reading Conundrum #DailyPost #WritersWednesday
Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. It's all that we have learnt, and forgotten. It's all that we remember, suddenly, as we walk through the woods, and see the castle, across the lake, which reminds us of beauty and the beast, of treasure island, of snow-white and her friends the … Continue reading Culture #DailyPost
They emerge from the mist, slowly, their shapes and faces only taking colours once the first sun rays appear: they look hesitant, perhaps a little shy. They are not alone, small nebulae surround them: their memories, their secrets, their hopes, often encrypted, not yet readable. They don't speak, they appear to listen, to … Continue reading From the mist #WritersWednesday
From the crazy crowd She asked: "Do you think the City is less sexy in winter?" This made me smile. All the way to Frannz Club in Prenzlauer Berg, I reflected on what my lover said. Later, immersed in Erik Truffaz' amazing trumpet, I had the answer. If anything the City is more captivating, as … Continue reading Rearrange #DailyPost #Berlin
Maybe one day we will miss the fog, the infernal traffic, the idiotic media, the inept politics... Of course, you might say it's the same over there. I smile. It can't be, and even if it were I long for the new, not the old. We want to ride through the tree-lined streets, in … Continue reading Longing #exit #City
Today, a very good friend of mine, in real life as well as in cyberspace, quitted her Facebook account, which she created in 2009. She said to me she no longer had time to keep her page up to date, even to the minimum level that would be of interest to her "friends". And she … Continue reading As a #writer, is #Facebook useful to me?
This post continues my translation of Régine Deforges' interview of Pauline Réage, "O m'a dit", started there. The interview took place in 1975. Régine died on April 3, 2014. RD - You said: I long had hope to rebuild my life, in a certain way. In what way? PR - Well, to have a life like everyone … Continue reading Two writers and a dark princess
Prompted by "Getting Started"... Planetary Boundaries Navajos Une Femme Est une Femme Pueblos Melting Freezing India Arizona Prickly Pear Tiergarten Dreyfus Spying Alexander Platz Economics Growth CO2 Clouds ... to be continued...
"Sometimes, when I’m stalled and stranded, fumbling for something to write about, I make a list..." Two or three things I know of her... Plus the things I imagine What she could do What I could do If (is there an "if"?) There is no "if", so that all are possible Where is this … Continue reading #DailyPrompt: List Lesson