Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday Evening

After 5:00, 2013

Looked at again and again half consciously by a mind thinking of something else, any object mixes itself so profoundly with the stuff of thought that it loses its actual form and recomposes itself a little differently in an ideal shape which haunts the brain when we least expect it.
-excerpt from Virginia Woolf's short story, Solid Objects

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  1. once I accidentally took pictures on top of an already used roll of film.

    When I got the pictures developed my mind totally freaked out. How could these pictures of mothers day flowers be superimposed on pictures of gardens in Michigan. I was not in both places at once.

    Total panic mode.

    Tho I guess this is not what you're referencing.

    xo jane

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    1. Referenced or not, I like your story, Jane.

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  2. That's what words do when I've been typing for too long.

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    1. I know what you mean, Kate. Words were starting to blur before me yesterday.

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  3. sometimes "days" do this to me... they act like objects blurring together...

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    1. Yes, and then we know we either need to shake up our routine or take a nap, right?

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  4. I remember enjoying the collection of short stories you're reading now. It's interesting to see what she does with the short story form.

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    1. Some of these stories are appealing to me much more than others and I believe this might be because several are unfinished works of hers. I quite liked Solid Objects.

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  5. so true.

    I find it is the same with words and their sounds. Repeat a word a few times and it loses its meaning and becomes a sound full of echoes and memories of something undefined and ungraspable.

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    1. Yes, Monica, and I like the way you describe it.

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  6. This thought intrigues me. It reminds me of the paintings of Morandi in which the same series of objects re-appear - different each time.

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    1. Good call, Kate. Morandi. I've always liked the simplicity in his work.

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