a broken machine

too far west

|| new categories: the sympathy of things how to think by jumping too far east is west never wait for yourself cerebral acrobatics patterns of chaos reveal yourself we all have a hunger       other groups of words arranged nicely that are not. keep the rage tender soft in fire when you are […]

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deserving.

it sounded old— “deserve.” (old-and-tired-and-beaten-to-death). deserve. —now: it seemed to him that  he-was-always-saying-or-thinking   that  he-didn’t-deserve-some-bad-luck-or-some-bad-treatment   from others. (he’d told Guitar that he didn’t-deserve-his-family’s “dependence,” “hatred,” —or …

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men into blocks

if you take a flat map and move wooden blocks upon it strategically, the thing looks well, the blocks behave as they should. the science of war is moving live men like blocks. and getting the blocks into place at a fixed moment. but it takes time to mold your men into blocks and flat […]

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conjure images

before they had kids, if asked to conjure images of parenthood they would have said things like “reading in bed,” and “giving a bath,” and “running while holding the seat of a bicycle.” // parenthood contains such moments of warmth and intimacy, but isn’t them. it’s cleaning up. the great bulk of family life involves […]

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