The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: snow

7.01.02 – Monday

7 January 2002, around 17.16.

Have spent much of the weekend in bed with a cold and only now have the inclination to write even a little bit. Watched the DVD of Jan Svankmajer’s Alice (1988) this morning. It’s a strange film, all ominous puppetry and dark innocence. It started snowing last night and is now snowing again, big, heavy […]

nostalgia (again)

8 January 2004, around 18.20.

nêpioi

29 January 2004, around 0.16.

There are people who do not love their lives, for they ride bicycles on ice-covered pavement without a helmet.

Snow

15 May 2004, around 18.56.

a Turkish winter

still snowing

5 February 2010, around 0.53.

The passes are probably closed.

1 February 2011

1 February 2011, around 20.53.

a snow day Guests were supposed to arrive in the afternoon, but the constant snow made the passes dangerous and the roads, if not actually closed, perhaps should have been. The students were restive and fussy, as were the teachers. Snow kept falling, and managed to find the gap between my scarf and the back […]

stupid snow

13 April 2011, around 13.08.

woke up to rain, which turned to snow, which I had to walk through to get to work

clearance

18 November 2011, around 9.20.

Four men in orange vests clean the street. Two men work with overgrown spatulas – or worn down snow shovels – tapping the surface to break up the compacted snow, then scraping it towards the side of the road. They work together, each working on half of a lane (with, meanwhile, a clear lane of […]

A view (41)

8 February 2014, around 10.53.

still snowing.

a mere habit

24 December 2014, around 11.56.

It is snowing outside and there is nothing to do save sit in front of the fire and read. Indeed, there is nothing one would rather be doing. Did she distrust all figurative language because she was sharply aware of the aptitude of the most languid figurative expressions for persisting as a mere habit of […]

A view (46)

26 December 2016, around 11.06.

snow, Zigzag.

and another thing

7 January 2017, around 18.27.

Eventually, it did snow.

A view (48)

15 January 2020, around 15.27.

trees and snow.

slick

28 December 2021, around 8.37.

About two feet of snow have fallen since then, and the highway is slickly plowed, a layer of graveled white on which cars tend to go too fast, with little thought of lane boundaries or chance, but secure in the hope of their destination. Then one returns to the fireplace and the books, where comfort […]

A view (54)

24 February 2022, around 9.20.

Time: […] it is in my power To o’erthrow law and in one self-born hour To plant and o’erwhelm custom. Let me pass The same I am, ere ancient’st order was Or what is now received: I witness to The times that brought them in; so shall I do To the freshest things now reigning […]

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