Agreeable eye.

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More specifically concerning: self examination

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from the Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimké…

Perhaps

Dusk, rain. I don’t know. Maybe I was expecting something different. It’s possible. Something other than the nights of fog and afternoons of rain, rudely punctuated by dawns and dusks and gloamings serene and unencumbered. Come to think of it, though, no one uses the word ‘gloaming’ anymore; nobody sane, anyway. Certainly not the young […]

Montaigne 1.26

Vanity & Vexation And besides, I do not compete wholesale with those old champions, and body to body; I do so by repetitions, by frequent and light attacks. I do not stubbornly grapple with them, but only try their strength, and if I try to keep pace with them, I do so hesitatingly. If I […]

self-as-character

Thomas Patch, self portrait (late 1760s) A very beautiful woman who looks at her reflection in the mirror can very well believe that she is that. An ugly woman knows that she is not that. –Simone Weil (Gravity and Grace, p. 33) In our society the character one performs and one’s self are somewhat equated, […]

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