“It’s scary to live in a radically subjective world. Scary and also maybe more lonely.”
Excellent fiction is not another escape or distraction from the truth but it shines light on it and it allows the reader to wrangle it. This is fiction’s invaluable importance.
“I want to make it clear that ‘not caring about money’ isn’t a heroic thing, I wish I cared more about it, I could help more people if I cared more about money, I could be a hero, but instead, I like to read books.”
In this first outing, McCombs struggles toward spiritual frenzy, struggles toward total casualness, struggles toward artificial grace.
A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past – Lewis Hyde
Pledging allegiance to memory makes you feel part of something bigger; that’s the lie, at least.