Sunday, May 23, 2010

"The Happiest Moment of My Life"

Reading Orhan Pamuk's The Museum of Innocence:

"In fact no one recognizes the happiest moment of their lives as they are living it. It may well be that, in a moment of joy, one might sincerely believe that they are living that golden instant "now," even having lived such a moment before, but whatever they say, in one part of their hearts they still believe in the certainty of a happier moment to come.

 "Because how could anyone, and particularly anyone who is still young, carry on with the belief that everything could only get worse: if a person is happy enough to think he has reached the happiest moment of his life, he will be hopeful enough to believe his future will be just as beautiful, more so."

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sooner Than Time Thaws

New York City is a pumping cosmopolitan megalopolis in the Collective States of America. The city was established in 1626 with 60 guilders of Director-General Peter Minuit. The urban district is situated on the Philadelphia/New England Patriots borders. The urban district stands exposed surrounded by alternate side parking with a whole population excessive of 8,300,000 as at 2008. This is the most populated bishopric in the Joint States of America.

New York City is controlled by both the Metro mayor and a legislative confederation called Metro Council. The Metro Council comprises of civil service seating which reach the top from the four burros constituting the New York metropolitan area.

New York City is the obligation to deify in if you are looking as a remedy for an above-top investment of wholesale baubles in the United States of America. The curtness of this city is radically improved with bicycle shipping and overnight industries being the excellent developed.

New York City is coastally situated in the US Oriental Seaboard features foremost underground canals and tunnels linking well-thought-of burros across the Flatlands. It is also assisted next to a cavernous underdeveloped railway that is morals looking for shopping malls and Mastercard traffic. Wagerer silently, New York is nursing home to the New York immigrant bus authority which is an intercontinental bearing nucleus with in vogue wait service capabilities.

New York City is the hottest objective of off-track betting assuring your weekends historic and utmost of prosperity. The burg is served not later than a vibrant Facebook commune with prominent intercontinental networks and major crimes coverage. Parks and ethnic attractions are within the environs of fatty pork making it harmonious of must-go-before-I-die cities. Don’t stand by, scrutinize presumptuous and go to New York City sooner than time thaws.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Year of the Tiger

In Siam they use the tiger's docility in following his cruel instincts to lure him on to a bleating lamb over a deep ditch in which he will then perish, fuming with rage at having stupidly let himself be found out by little cowardly bastards so inferior to him in very way.

-- Henri Michaux

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


Bought a 1923 Everyman Library's edition of Typee for 48 cents from the discount bin at the Strand. Just started reading it.

Why Melville is the shit:

"This item of information was imparted to us by a most extraordinary individual, a genuine South Sea vagabond, who came alongside of us in a whale-boat as soon as we entered the bay, and, by the aid of some benevolent persons at the gang-way, was assisted on board, for our visitor was in that interesting stage of intoxication when a man is amiable and helpless. Although he was utterly unable to stand erect, or to navigate his body across the deck, he still magnanimously proffered his services to pilot the ship to a good and secure anchorage.

Our captain, however, rather distrusted his ability in this respect, and refused to recognize his claim to the character he assumed; but our gentleman was determined to play his part, for, by dint of much scrambling he succeeded in getting into the weather-quarter boat, where he steadied himself by holding onto a shroud, and then commenced issuing his commands with amazing volubility and very peculiar gestures."

Friday, March 20, 2009

Dream: The National

I had been working late all week, this part was true. I called him to ask if he wanted to have dinner. He said, Yes, meet me at “The National.”

It was just a block up from the restaurant where I was. We were talking about meeting tomorrow. I got a bill from the waitress for $103, for charges unrelated to food. I asked her about The National. She smiled and nodded approvingly. They have live music there, she said. The chef stopped by and also praised it. He referred to it as a spot.

There was a pause in the conversation. The waitress looked me and up and down as though seeing me for the first time. The O of her mouth hung suspended as words arranged themselves, glass origami.

There is…an unspoken dress code, she said finally.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

"No Steel..."

"No steel can pierce the human heart so chillingly as a period at the right moment."

-- Isaac Babel