Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Grain of Salt

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:01 AM

See other Log24 posts now tagged  Grano Salis .

Monday, May 16, 2016

Fake Religion

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 AM

(A companion-piece to Fake Eliot.)

The President at Rutgers on Sunday

Point number one

When you hear someone longing for the ‘good old days,’
take it with a grain of salt.  (Laughter and applause.)
Take it with a grain of salt.”

Boris Karloff as a modernist architect in a 1934 horror film —

Cum grano salis.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Fake Eliot

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:30 PM

The New Yorker

Poems | September 3, 2012 issue

House Master


. . . .

“I remember everything.
I remember nothing.
I remember ancient Greek sparkles like a diamond ring.”

. . . .

See also posts now tagged “One Ring
and a search in this journal for “Glitter.”

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Annie’s Song

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:37 PM

News of the Cargill salt mine in Lansing, NY

  an illusory, absurd, accidental, and overelaborate stage.

But if Holy the Firm is ‘underneath salts,’ if Holy the Firm
is matter at its dullest, Aristotle’s materia prima , absolute zero,
and since Holy the Firm is in touch with the Absolute at base,
then the circle is unbroken.  And it is.”

Annie Dillard

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