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Who Could Ever Tire of This Radiant Transition?

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Annie Dillard on Loss

“When Ella Fitzgerald sang “There’s someone I’m trying so hard to forget….don’t you want to forget someone too?”– these facile breathy lyrics struck me as an unexpectedly true expression of how it felt to be alive.  This was experience at … Continue reading

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Those of us who read carry around with us a secret knowledge

“What I sought in books was imagination, it was depth, depth of thought and feeling; some sort of extreme of subject matter; some nearness to death; some call to courage.  I myself was getting wild; I wanted wildness, originality, genius, … Continue reading

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