February 23, 2013

The Cat in Freud's Hat

Found a piece of paper in the yard apparently from a neighborhood kid's English assignment list on Lord of the Flies. One assignment option: You will create a PowerPoint presentation comparing the id, ego, and superego in Lord of the Flies and Dr. Seuss's The Cat and the Hat.

My observations: 1. We didn't have PowerPoint when I was in school (we had to use old-fashioned poster board for cool displays). 2. Why didn't they teach us there were Freudian concepts lurking in our Dr. Seuss books?  3. The book is The Cat in the Hat.

February 19, 2013

A Zombie's Reflections, or A Husband's Reflections

Her brain,
all those coils,
and her thoughts
        shuttling     through
    those       coils     like fast,
frantic      centipedes.

— Gillian Flynn, "Gone Girl"

February 9, 2013



— William Saroyan, short story "Resurrection of a Life" (from "Best American Short Stories of the Century")

February 1, 2013

Fear is a Cannibal

Fear is a cannibal
that feeds upon itself.
It lives in every dark shadow —
waits around every corner.
It can be in two places at once
... on the path ahead, yet
somehow always behind you.
Fear hides in every decision,
questioning your every move.
And it's your fault. You
are the one who gives it life.

— Paul Jenkins, Batman: The Dark Knight, No. 1 (2011)

I think of ...

Link here to a "motionpoem" - "Cogitatio Mortis" by Eric Pankey