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About: “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”

I enjoy words.

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“His eyes were remarkable for a certain hysterical brilliancy, and he continually used them in a conscious, theatrical sort of way, peculiarly offensive in a boy.” —Willa Cather, Paul’s Case: A Study in Temperment
“There’s a simple trick in learning how to like classical music: You need to listen to the same piece more than once. —Larry Edgerton, Approaches to Critical Thinking and Writing
“Its soul, its whatness, leaps to us from the vestment of its appearance. The soul of the commonest object… seems to us radiant. The object achieves its epiphany.” —James Joyce on the epiphany.
“After each of these orgies of living, he experienced all the physical depression which follows a debauch; the loathing of respectable beds, of common food, of a house penetrated by kitchen odors; a shuddering repulsion for the flavorless, colorless mass of everyday existence; a morbid desire for cool things and soft lights and fresh flowers.” —Willa Cather, Paul’s Case: A Study in Temperment
currently being scholarly by waiting until the last minute to learn 155 words. 

currently being scholarly by waiting until the last minute to learn 155 words. 

James Baldwin, Who is the real Nigger?

“… this is how to make a good medicine for a cold; this is how to make a good medicine to throw away a child before it even becomes a child…” —Jamaica Kincaid, Girl

I am giving myself a year from today to train for the rowing team auditions at my university. I am starting another blog to post all of my fitness related goals and what-not. It currently is very blank, but will have more added to it throughout this journey. 

“What if you’re an artist and reject the art that everybody else is making because that’s the way it’s always been done? You see this art as nothing but a bunch of clichés. You want to challenge the code and do something new. What then?
How far will the cultural code let you challenge the artwork? And how far will the artwork’s “DNA” code let you challenge it?”
—Larry Edgerton, Approaches to Critical Thinking and Writing
“My body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires.” —James Joyce, Araby
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