Map of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio
What is Cosmopolitanism? -
New post on Geofoodie.org. Would welcome comments.
An essential part of the situation of being a woman is that of living the ever-present possibility that one will be hazed upon as a mere body, as shape and flesh that presents itself as the potential object of another subject’s intentions and manipulationsm rather than as a living manifestation of action and intention… This objectified bodily existence accounts for the self-consciousness of the feminine relation to her body and resulting distance she takes from her body. As a human, she is a transcendence and subjectivity, and cannot live herself as a mere bodily object. Thus, to the degree that she does live herself as mere body, she cannot be in unity with herself, but must take a distance from and exist in discontinuity with her body. — Iris Marion Young, Throwing Like a Girl and Other Essays in Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory, 1990 (via derbysexual)
Augustin Lesage, Symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World, 1925
“Lesage was born in Saint-Pierre-lez-Auchel in northern France, and spent his early life as a laborer in the coal mines. Then one evening in 1911, when he was thirty-five years old, he heard a voice underground that told him ‘Un jour, tu seras peintre’ (One day, you will be a painter).”
“People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.”
my good friend mike said it best: “Have you given anything back yet?”