rlbourges

Pushing on

In Current reading, Drafts, Hautvoir, Local projects, Music on February 26, 2014 at 7:11 am

The one(s) in your head. You can’t say that. You can’t do that. Have you thought out the consequences. What if what if what if (all negatives, all mishaps, all terrible losses of face for you, and for anyone you care about).

Not to mention what the neighbors will think.

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The overriding tabus for the one(s) in your head: light-heartedness and well-being. Offensive, both. Think of the starving masses, you think they’re laughing this morning. Think of war, think of mayhem. Reflect on your sins and failings. Sit straight. Don’t smirk. I hope you’re sorry or I’ll give you a reason for being sorry. Etc. Ad nauseam.

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Finished reading Francine Prose Reading Like a Writer last night. Of particular interest right now: the chapter Learning from Chekhov.

Of particular importance: listening for all the one(s) in my head. All of them.

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