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10 Dec
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“Mortal fear is as crucial a thing to our lives as love. It cuts to the core of our being and shows us what we are. Will you step back and cover your eyes? Or will you have the strength to walk to the precipice and look out? Do you want to know what is there or live in the dark delusion that this commercial world insists we remain sealed inside like blind caterpillars in an eternal cocoon? Will you curl up with your eyes closed and die? Or can you fight your way out of it and fly?”

-Stanislas Cordova
Rolling Stone, December 29, 1977
Via Night Film
Haunting dark thriller

 

 

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“The longer my father lived in this world the more he knew there was another to come. He imagined that there must be a finer one where God corrected His mistakes and men and women lived in the second draft of Creation and did not know despair. My father bore a burden of impossible ambition. He wanted all things to be better than they were. ….. We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who may only live now in the telling.”

-Ruth Swain
Via History of the Rain
Irish ‘river narrative’

 

I began reading Night Film the other day and couldn’t seem to put it down despite its rather unorthodox likeness to House of Leaves written by Mark Z. Danielewski. Even now as my fingers tap away on these keys, my mind is on Night Film, but this morning, I made a grave err. I allowed my eyes to wander. Betrayal?

History of the Rain found its way in – and now, I not only find myself in the attic listening to the rain but I find myself living on the edge of the end with an ‘amoral enchanter’ as well. Quandary?

I suppose there is only one thing to do ………..

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