“Bent Down (Otto Benesch)”, 1914, Egon Schiele.
Wow. I don’t have any words.
get a handle on a brassy cup of coffee.
Census Guy: Are you employed?
Man: Yes. Part of the time.
Census Guy: Ah, you work Part Time. How many days a week?
Man: Every day. Just..part of the day…from 9 to 5.
Census Guy: So you work a full day!
Man: I wouldn’t say that. There are huge chunks of time..at night..where I’m just asleep. Sometimes for..HOURS. It’s ridiculous!*
*From SNL skit of Christopher Walken & Tim Meadows. NBC.
From erev shabbat, chanukah night 3.
"Wait a minute," she said to her Writer Voice, "Why did you wake me up at 2AM?"
"You have a lot to write. And it’s due tomorrow."
"But Chanukkah gelt, post-shabbos fuel, and Irish Breakfast tea are not sufficient to keep me writing into the wee hours of morning!"
"Obviously, they are," said Writer Voice, checking his watch, "It just reached 5:30AM. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have more writing to do."
Amount of pages due Monday: 20. Got 9.
Wait a moment, professor MacHugh said, raising two quiet claws.. We mustn’t be led away by words, by sounds of words. We think of Rom, imperial, imperious, imperative.
He extended elocutionary arms from frayed stained shirtcuffs, pausing:…
Wait a moment, professor MacHugh said, raising two quiet claws..
We mustn’t be led away by words, by sounds of words. We think of Rom, imperial, imperious, imperative.
— James Joyce’s Ulysses, Ch. 7
SO that’s where my paper is. I just thought it was unwritten.
Last 3 weeks of classes. Finals week(s) approaches. Are your 40 pages finished? No.
I don’t want to write that down, but I don’t want to keep it in my head.
— Andrea Gibson