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On Sushi

Another day of heavy rain. I made it out to pick up meds and some probably unnecessary groceries. I did a little marking, for which future me will thank me, though he'll wish I did more. I did some doodling and watched art videos on YouTube. I worked on the cover of my next journal until I didn't like it and then I worked on it some more until I liked it a lot.

Tonight we the default triumvirate are meeting at S's house to celebrate his job interview. It's for the job he's already doing provisionally, but to do it like for real this time. He says he feels good about the interview, so we're celebrating, despite having no formal news of the outcome. Toby Ziegler would yell at us, but we live out on the wild edge of magical thinking, taunting the void.

LB has been sick with the spiralling virus that has been hacking such deep grooves through this winter. Now S. thinks he may be sick, though it doesn't seem to take the same way with him. I think I'm over my second round, but my energy is still low and it's left me in a classic old-fashioned depressive state, which is, you know, inconvenient. Also it's aggravated my asthma and dairy sensitivities.

Then, it is grotty old March, and we are in the wrong timeline, so how should one feel?

Yet -- shortly there will be spider roll!

On Steinbeck

I'm about 1/3 of the way through East of Eden. The prose is like a river of the purest water. The Salinas Valley is imprinted on my mind like a place I've known since birth.

However, a number of people I know and trust have told me that the book is one of the most humane books they've ever read -- and so far I have not seen that; I am still waiting for that to kick in.

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Date: 2017-03-12 04:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] boxofdelights
My classics book group read East of Eden last year. I responded to it like you are, whenever he's talking about the land, or people's relationship to the land, it was so beautiful! But humane? Well, I guess I can see that, as long as we rule Cathy out of the category of human.

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Date: 2017-03-13 03:22 pm (UTC)
larryhammer: a low-fidelity picture of a man, label: "some guy" (Default)
From: [personal profile] larryhammer
How you react to Cathy seems to be the prime differentiator for that book.

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Date: 2017-03-14 03:03 pm (UTC)
larryhammer: a low-fidelity picture of a man, label: "some guy" (Default)
From: [personal profile] larryhammer
It's been well over a decade since I last attempted the book, but it was DNF IIRC in large part because of Cathy.

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Date: 2017-03-12 06:38 pm (UTC)
kaffyr: Snark about fanfic (Adulthood? It's fanfic)
From: [personal profile] kaffyr
but we live out on the wild edge of magical thinking, taunting the void.

Can I say how much I appreciate this phrase?

I hope you and yours manage to escape the various ailments that are making you miserable, and I'll join you in magical thinking on behalf of official word on that job.

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Date: 2017-03-13 12:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kaffyr
When you consider that I only discovered fanfic when I was 51, it becomes even more amusing.

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