bookmark_borderTBM #1 (A Thought Before Midnight) – Sat. 17 April 2021; 23:48

In the event that you find yourself in a conversation with someone and you feel as though they are responding to you, on the verge of what might be considered a debate, based on assumptions of how they think you feel, what your opinions are, your loyalties, politics, etc… What if at that moment you took the opportunity to ask that person “What do I think?” Ask them to tell you what you (yes you) think, what your opinion is, etc… See how they respond.

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bookmark_border15 April 2021 (feat. The Blanket poem)

Another night of restlessness.

I wrote a poem while lying in bed. I think it’s too sentimental, and therefore too amateur. Is sentimentality amateur? If so then there’s no hope for me. I am far too sentimental.

Yet I have problems with sentimentality. At least overly sentimental writing.

— (read on after the poem for an unintentional book review) —

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bookmark_borderA Bit of World Building in Hisham Matar’s The Return

“We entered the unexpected silence trees create by the sea. The changed light. The moistness in the air becoming slightly more material.”

Hisham Matar, The Return, Pg. 26

I’m currently making my way through Hisham Matar’s memoir The Return. When I came across this passage I was struck by how poetic it was, and by how simply Matar was able to construct a space in my mind, a sensation of a place, with so few words. It reminded me of the concept of world building I had learned last year.

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