O Me! O Life!

Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Leaves of Grass. 1900. O ME! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; Of the endless trains of the faithless—of cities fill’d with the foolish; Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?) Of eyes that vainly crave the light—of the objects mean—of the […]

Arbitrary Good Day

Just a particularly good day. A pleasant surprise of a late start for school. So, delicious breakfast of squash and some Jane Eyre, as well as a solid page or so of the concerto. Just tons of energy at school, with people and whatnot. Greeting and jabbering to everyone; I couldn’t help it. JL gave […]

“Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, […]

No, actually, go away, WB.

So I deliberately skipped a social event that WB went to. Spent the night proud of myself for my resolve, ashamed of myself for feeling like a loser, alone on a Friday night, and finally, disappointed in myself for my pettiness. My mom talked to him – he apparently made polite conversational inquiries about me, […]