Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Splash du Jour: Wednesday

"Have you ever thought being alone might be in some way a fullness, a completion?"
"No, absolutely."
"I believe deeply in the idea of two. Two people. It's the only sanity. The only richness."
"Of course."
"Yesterday I was in Amman, sitting in the Roman theater, and I had an odd sensation. I don't know if I can describe it but I think I perceived solitude as a collection of things rather than an absence of things. Being alone has components. I felt I was being put together out of these nameless things. This was new to me. Of course, I'd been traveling, running around. This was the first quiet moment I'd had. Maybe that's all it was. But I felt I was being put together. I was alone and absolutely myself."
-- dialogue from The Names by Don DeLillo --

Have a great Wednesday!
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5 comments:

.::~P~::. said...

oh that is nice.

Anonymous said...

Agreed.
The cover...nice.

Merisi said...

Looky guy, "Yesterday I was in Amman" - looky me too, to find what he found there, I simply sounter up to the coffee bar at D's and retreat into myself. *heaven*

Merisi said...

I must have retreated to fast:
"Lucky guy" - Looky, hellllo! *giggles*

Merisi said...

Too fast!
Too too too -
coffee, please!
Urgent! :-)