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July 23rd, 2009

writers and faces @ 08:43 pm

have you ever read any books by John Crowley?
i was introduced to him through "Little, Big"
given to me by some guy in Tucson back in 1998
i've read it a few times
and it makes me feel very well.

finally getting through a cycle he took 25 years to write
just finishing the second book right now
and thought of you in certain capacities

i was inspired by the writing
and glanced up
smoke in my eyes
i tried to look at the face of the spirit that animated each person
since it is only thick layers of denial that keeps one from omniscience at
any moment
but omnipotence allows anyone to choose to open them and gaze truthfully

amazing that every single person would look back at me immediately with
challenging gaze

of course, i forgot
one is not suppose to see truthfully


do you ever?

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Date:July 24th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)

Ah, Crowley

Back in the 80s they printed most of his sci if work: Engine Summer was a beautifully poignant look at a post apocalypse, Beasts dove deep into what seperates man from the wild, and the Deep, which I still have on my shelf, a view of the intricate dance of humanity from inside and out:

They wanted eternal life; he gave them perpetual motion. It comes to the same thing, for such a race

Send me your address or stop by Austin n I'll pass that one on to you- it'd be a joy to pass on
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Date:July 24th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)

Re: Ah, Crowley

Thanks Bubby
i've read The Deep, and Beasts, and Engine Summer
and most of his short stories.. what i got in Novelty & Souvenirs
Though Little, Big ( a few times )
and now working my way through Ægypt...
i've read the Translator, and own his more recent books as well

he has a live journal, you know
Date:July 24th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
as i age . . . truth became more elusive

walking frames.

is it supposed to?

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