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About last week.
For the girl whose face has been a song that’s been stuck in my head for nearly a decade.
Please deliver to.
I received a generous gift of vintage Japanese stamp catalogs from my dear stamps guy, and I think having them house some of my handcut collages can help me out of this rut / block / feeling of reductiveness. Art-making, with teeth gritted: One small, Sisyphean step to getting The Black Dog to heel.
Fighting words. From SUITE FRANÇAISE by Irène Némirovsky, in the translation by Sandra Smith.
Quick flip-through of my May scribbles. It had been a grab-bag of experiences, some tests of resilience and bravery. There were, as I’ve mentioned before, good bits. Some days had been an out-of-sorts trudge, and a trudge to write about—plus: May, and the changing of the seasons from high summer to welcome (if moroseness-provoking) rain, I suspect stopped me from making art I wanted to make in this notebook and elsewhere. I’m trying not to think of May as the transition to a deterioration, but it’s hard to argue with brain chemistry.
The Girl Who Used to Read a Tonfuck managed to read four books last May, and if I could kiss my brain for cooperating, I would totally get in that gooey wonky mess. Which is to say: This was a Sisyphean feat, and I am proud of myself.
Strange month, May. I’m glad for bits of it, and for the other bits I wish only hell and damnation.
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