an image diary

"And if he left off dreaming about you, where do you suppose you'd be? ... You'd be nowhere. Why, you're only a sort of thing in his dream! If that there King was to wake you'd go out -- bang! -- just like a candle!"

"Hush! You'll be waking him, I'm afraid, if you make so much noise."

"Well it's no use your talking about waking him when you're only one of the things in his dream. You know very well you're not real."

Monday, December 18, 2006

week five, winter break


Hope. With forgiveness, this wisdom. That despair isn't necessary. That hope can be given, and need not be hope for the wrong thing. So I'll bring out the sun all week, a promise towards, and not against. Because you remind me I'm capable. Thank you.


"The purely speculative discovery of the philosopher that he is wholly dependent in the order of being, that in his own existence not-being comes first, is always liable to cause him distress, because it is not wholly spiritual, and the imagination may suddenly intervene. This distress then continues deep in his mind, preventing him from thinking freely, and contemplating him who is the source of light. The distress easily changes into an attitude of complete hostility and refusal. Poor human understanding cannot live in the air at such a height. This trouble--due both to metaphysics and to the imagination--may often be at the root of some bitter forms of atheism."

--M.-D. Philippe, O.P.


The stupidest thing on t.v. this morning? The Master Cleanse Fast. Ingredients?

60 oz water per day (or 10 oz per glass)
12 tablespoons Organic Grade B Maple Syrup (or 2 tbsp. per glass)
12 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (or 2 tbsp. per glass)
a little over half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or 1/10 tsp. per glass)

Nothing against fasting. I believe in short fasts. But why choose to put this particular garbage in your body while on a (minimum, get this) TEN DAY fast? Well, there are whole books and cds that explain the benefits of maple syrup, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. You can purchase a water bottle while you're there. Part of a feature on avoiding weight gain during the holidays.


Off to the postoffice to mail Macdowell, Casa Libre, and a box of manuscripts. Wish me luck with the line. Then to replace the car stereo. Then dinner at Simmons' house.


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