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Saturday, October 12, 2013

By Herself

Noticing, 2013

This quiet morning has me thinking of an excerpt from Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse, knitting, and a disconcerting dream I had last night. I'm sure the dream was inspired by Rebecca Lee's short story, Bobcat. I'd rather forget the dream, but the story was excellent.

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  1. I love opening your blog and finding some new inspiration; this morning, the Virginia excerpt (I feel this way often) and the knitting. Hoping the dream departs soon!

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  2. gorgeous, and i also like that gate very much.

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  3. disconcerting dreams..hm,I know something about it and I like my other state of the mind then..

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    1. I'm much happier when I dream of fantastic foxes and trips to France.

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  4. I like being reminded of that Woolf extract, and am intrigued by Rebecca Lee's story - I don't know her at all. Dreams have the ability to colour a whole day. Last night I dreamed about Rachel's hotel in Saturnia ...

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    1. I've just learned of Rebecca Lee's short stories. Bobcat was my first. I imagine your dream of Rachel's hotel left you with a more pleasant filter through which to view your day.

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    2. I behaved very badly in my dream and so my day was seen through a filter of repentance ;)

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    3. Well. I hope your behaving badly was enjoyable and worth the repentance.

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  5. had a dream inspired by an Agatha Christie mystery - it wasn´t that pleasant...:)

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    1. I suppose we need to be careful with how we fuel our sleeping minds. Hopefully our dreams tonight will be sweet.

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  6. Thank you for todays gift! That's how todays post felt. Like opening a parcel woth small presents in it...Beautiful.

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  7. I've returned to the Woolf quote four times because it struck a note within my heart that my ears find discordant. It's made me pause and reconsider what the past month without children has been and what I'd envisioned it would be.

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    1. I think we've both been doing some reconsidering lately.

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  8. that is my favorite woolf quote - it's one i've held close for many, many years.

    love that gate in the photo :)

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    1. I too have held it close for many years. It's so easy to crawl right into it.

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  9. "...and this self having shed its attachments was free for the strangest adventures..." so good, Woolf...always...How i would have loved to know her in real life!

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    1. Virginia Woolf as a friend. It's difficult to imagine, but absolutely intriguing.

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  10. Reading that Woolf extract was so inspiring.
    She has always fascinated me as a person as well as a writer.

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  11. I'm in the midst of Jacob's Room, so your post seems beautifully timed. Her writing seems to be less an arrangement of words, and more of light and shadows.

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    1. Well said, Pia. I have not read Jacob's Room. I'll take your note here as a recommendation.

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  12. After reading Murakami's, I often fall in the feeling of loss......something precious, uncommunicable forever....

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