Friday, January 09, 2009

Counterpoint

"Why is it that people who are absorbed by somthing are seen as sad? I can't explain it, but for me it reverses the true state of affairs. To be engaged is to be a part, to be absorbed and fulfilled. To be cool, to be detached from things and to have no passionate feeling is the real sadness. At the heart of depression, that quintessentially modern malaise, is a deep sense of separation from the rest of life." --- Mark Cocker, Crow Country.

"...Melanie had spied on them through a keyhole, and would never get closer than the keyhole in the door behind which they lived. Watching a film was like being a voyeur, living vicariously. They were an entity, the Jowles, warm as wool. She envied them bitterly. 'Make yourself at home.' How could she? It all fell apart, her detachment. Suddenly, she yearned above all things to break into their home movie." --- Angela Carter, The Magic Toyshop.

2 Comments:

Blogger Tariq Goddard said...

Dan, I'm the commissioning editor of zer0 books and would be interested in taking you on as an author, let me know if the interest is reciprocated, many of your link blogs are publishing with us this year
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T

January 12, 2009 at 3:42 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

The interest is most definitely reciprocated; I've sent an email through yr site about it.

January 14, 2009 at 1:25 AM  

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