June 30, 2005
Longing; the material properties of experience; the materialistic fact of existence; processes; evolution; tenderness; Zartlichkeit; the sheer immensity of time; constellations.
The Weekly Dig's comics; others' diaries; Auden; Guy de Maupassant; Rilke; Transtromer; Dante; My Side of the Mountain; His Dark Materials; the Loeb library, in which it's all already been done, and better; literary periodicals.
Its compression, artifice, and capacity.
There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; ... from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
A lovely venue, with attentive, accommodating staff and great food.