ordinary experience

“Her mood was coming back to her. One must keep on looking without for a second relaxing the intensity of emotion, the determination not to be put off, not to be put off, not to be bamboozled. One must hold the scene-so-in a vise and let nothing come in and spoil it. One wanted, she thought, dipping her brush deliberately, to be on a level with ordinary experience, to feel simply that’s a chair, that’s a table, and yet at the same time, It’s a miracle, it’s an ecstasy.”-To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf

I finished reading To The Lighthouse. Cherish ordinary experiences.

first novel

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma is a hilariously wonderful first novel (2013) with interconnecting crisscrossing  stories. The novel starts and ends with the same lines. Kudos to the author.

I recently watched and enjoyed with Mrs. Abstract an old movie, The Little Romance, starring Lawrence Olivier and 2 young actors(1979).

I’m still not finished with Woolf’s To The Lighthouse, a reading I have to do with my eCourse on The Modern and Postmodern. Then maybe I’ll continue with Swann’s Way.

Thursday thought

“A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration”. –Kurt Lewin

quoted from:Continually aim just beyond your current range at What’s New by Terence Tao