A fact among others

In Artists, Hautvoir, Local projects, proto drafts, Visual artists on February 15, 2016 at 10:12 am

The French writer Colette was one among others  to make the following observation : you can’t make love and write at the same time. Anyone attempting to do so would probably discover both activities suffered from the divided attention required by multi-tasking.

Speaking of which (multi-tasking, that is): two agenda reminders pop up on my screen. Monday, yes, and not all phone call obligations jotted down on the computer calendar either.

The sun’s out, the wind has abated. The church bell strikes nine for the second time (is it nine am on the first peal or on the second? does it matter?)

How does a story grow? I mean, how do the vague bits roaming about in search of their landing place make the journey from the brain pan to the page in a notebook, or to the computer screen? How do images  -whether recollections of real events or fantasies – rise to the top of the heap of impressions and claim the privileged status of Awareness? Why do some words insist on their priority status while others shuffle about  with the equivalent of a hm or a uh?

Bodies are strange entities, whether they be your own or someone else’s.

On these less-than original musings, I step forth into this day out in the “real” world. Promises to keep, and all that.


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