online: 9 july 2019
modified: 24 june 2019
24 june 2019 midsummer night
i always liked midsummer day . . . partly because it
is the birthday of my sister and partly because it is a nice cultural
event . . . and also one of Shakespeare's nicest plays: midsummer night's
dream . . . and, i suppose, the nicest of the four seasons in peoples
mind . . .
the prevalence of both nature and culture in the same happening . . .
and apparently the integration of these into a oneness or a singleness
which is behind the appeal of this time . . .
but for me it is primarily the birthday of my sister with her red hair
and bright nature . . . and which my father would name my laughing
whirlwind (i think he called her) . . .
but here today it is not very summer-like . . . but hazy if not a little
gloomy . . .
i am reminded of that i got interested in all such somewhat hazy events
or categories which are inexact and more literary than physical . . . is
it just that they are illusionary? or imaginary? . . . and the
celebration of the best qualities of the mind and brain . . .
in my adoration of midsummer day i seem to have lost track of the
language itself to what to say next . . . or to keep afloat in the
unexpected occurrence of words . . . for the moment i introduce a pause
. . . to recollect my thoughts . . . or to put them into new order . . .
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