WILD HEARTS CAN’T BE BROKEN

Still thinking about the Dimbley Lecture given by Jeanette Winterson.  I’ve long admired her writing, her thinking, and recently re-read ‘Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?’ as part of my study of memoir–eager to do a more in depth analysis of this work alongside ‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit’, paying attention to […]

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EMBODIMENT

    “This view of human embodiment put forward by Husserl and developed by Merleau-Ponty sees the body as an intelligent, planning, and goal-oriented entity.  The body is not a passive material structure waiting for mental commands, but is actively engaged in meaningful intelligent interaction with the environment.  Through its directedness the body executes actions […]

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THE JOURNEY BY JAMES WRIGHT

“Anghiari is medieval, a sleeve sloping down A steep hill, suddenly sweeping out To the edge of a cliff, and dwindling. But far up the mountain, behind the town, We too were swept out, out by the wind, Alone with the Tuscan grass. Wind had been blowing across the hills For days, and everything now […]

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ON NARRATIVE AND IMAGE

“Narrative is the chain that links our moments together.  But image is what we see in the dark of night, what we wake up with from dreams, what we remember when we recall those we love.  It is image that burns itself into our minds whether we want it to or not, and it is […]

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