Wednesday, August 08, 2012
My mother believed everything she read in the papers
except what I wrote in them. As for me, I believe nothing,
including what I write.
To believe is a verb in whose proximity
I feel inadequate, alien, and thoroughly ill-at-ease.
To me a holy book is only a perennial best-seller
written, re-written, edited, and re-edited by mediocrities
whose number one concern is not truth but power.
Saw for the third time AMARCORD, my favorite Fellini.
Most of it is based not on reminiscence but
(according to his friends) is pure fantasy.
It was filmed not in Rimini, where Fellini was born and raised
but in a studio in Rome.
In Mavis Gallant’s DIARY, written in Madrid
and recently published in the NEW YORKER, I read:
“The children masturbate
the way children in other countries skip rope or roller-skate.
Spanish parents must consider it like teething –
they take no notice whatever.”
ok, now you're getting somewhere when you said: "As for me, I believe nothing, including what I write".
Very good post :) I'm sure even your dear mother would approve!
Ara, I know I gave you a hard time sometimes when you were unfairly generalizing about "mer Hye joghovourte" :) but I wish you could use that negative energy into writing a new brilliant book. I know you can do it!
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