Beloved Objects: “The Language of Things”

I am republishing this ancient post from 2014, which seemed suddenly to be relevant to our becoming some other species... Carefully, I lay out your weapons on the table, as well as mementoes of our happiness. But those are not mere objects of sentimental memories: they are the travelling companions of what is to come. … Continue reading Beloved Objects: “The Language of Things”

#AtoZAprilChallenge: Fiction

 “Fiction has the interesting double sense of a kind of Imaginative Literature and of pure (sometimes deliberately deceptive) invention… A general use, ranging between a consciously formed hypothesis (‘mathematical fictions’ 1579) and an artificial  and questionable assumption (‘of his own fiction’), was equally common. Fictitious, from C17, ranged from this to the sense of deceptive … Continue reading #AtoZAprilChallenge: Fiction

#WritersWednesday: His Hero is Marcel

It goes for colours, type-faces, places, objects, smiles, books… The human spirit is attracted, inspired, by “things”, in a fashion that appears random to the observer (“tastes and colours…” goes the French saying). But it isn’t. There are reasons for everything, and randomness is often a metaphor for “we can’t explain this”. Julian is attracted … Continue reading #WritersWednesday: His Hero is Marcel