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Infinities of Blue – Maggie Nelson

In a 2007¬†interview about her writing, Maggie Nelson said that the starting question for her book, Bluets, which is all about the color blue, was this: "can I contain all the information and feeling I have collected over the years about the color blue (my favorite color) and marry it to the form of Wittgensteinian… Continue reading Infinities of Blue – Maggie Nelson

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Playing With the Veil: Of Salmon and Zen Masters – Genine Lentine

In an extraordinary essay that features in Rebecca Solnit's 'Infinite City - A San Francisco Atlas' - Genine Lentine brings together the lives of salmon in the Bay Area and the patterns of the burgeoning Zen community that co-exists, sometimes in very close proximity, to the fish. Of the many things the two species have… Continue reading Playing With the Veil: Of Salmon and Zen Masters – Genine Lentine

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Rebecca Solnit’s Blue of Distance

Rebecca Solnit's 'A Field Guide to Getting Lost' is a collection of essays about love, trust, alienation and place. The lead essay, The Blue of Distance, explores how we can live in uncertainty in relation to our desires and even find beauty in distance and separation.¬†   The world is blue at its edges and… Continue reading Rebecca Solnit’s Blue of Distance