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  • the17pointscale shared from Mink River: A Novel by Brian Doyle
    Final project, says Maple Head to her class. In the last fifteen minutes of class today, write down some things you believe in that don’t make sense.
    Note: Interesting thing to consider?
  • the17pointscale shared from Mink River: A Novel by Brian Doyle
    Time in its motley colors. It has color as well as speed and pace. Of course there are blue times and gray times, black times and golden times, times of red rage, time with russet edges, etc. Time held me green and dying though I sang in my chains like the sea. Dylan Thomas. Should write this down. Be a great project. Measure color spectra over time duration in coordination with perception of same. Owen can make a machine. Also examine perceived color of time in concert with reported emotional state: nostalgia, sentimentality, melancholy, romance, frustration, etc. Public Work. Imagine the report!...
    Note: Pete and Bendan, look time and color!
  • the17pointscale shared from Mink River: A Novel by Brian Doyle
    That young guy on the island, Nora, he told me he ran out of bullets and hope on that island. He wanted to die. But he got himself back, Nora. He started again clean. He was born a second time. He used to say that his old self died on one island and his new self was born one island over. I disremember the name of the second island but he used to call it Resurrection Island. He used to wonder if there were lots of resurrection islands. I think maybe there are. I think maybe they are all over the place. I think maybe we don’t even see the half of them.
    Note: Cedar on resurrection islands.
  • the17pointscale shared from Mink River: A Novel by Brian Doyle
    If you have a true story and some good water you will be all right,
  • the17pointscale shared from Mink River: A Novel by Brian Doyle
    The two men are drinking beer and eating salmonberries.
    Note: of course they are
  • the17pointscale shared from Mink River: A Novel by Brian Doyle
    look up, right over there, see the eagle flying low and fast down Curlew Street? Watch: as he sails over the grocery store he whirls and snatches a whirling piece of cardboard, and he flapflopflaps down the street triumphantly, big as a tent, you can almost hear him thinking I am one bad-ass flying machine, this weird flat brown bird didn’t get away from me, no sir, nothing can elude my lightning deftness in the air
    Note: i'm not sure about this book yet, but i do like that eagle...
  • the17pointscale shared from The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson
    there’s a kind of sanity that comes from making most of your life about other people. You have less time to spend with your own neuroses.
    Note: The Egyptian secret to sanity: other people.
  • the17pointscale shared from Dracula by Bram Stoker
    How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads, to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.
    Note: Hooray for sleep! Boo to vampires!
  • the17pointscale shared from The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    he told her that he was sure they would have a home full of children, and that he would not marry another wife until they were old, so that they would have somebody to care for them.
    Note: ah, true love: waiting to marry a second wife until you're old.
  • the17pointscale shared from The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    JUMPING MONKEY HILL
    Note: i like how this one plays with narrative. stories ithin stories whoohoo
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