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Sunday, December 12, 2004

Oracle Night

Sunday late afternoon. The outside light fading while I read the last pages of Paul Auster's “Oracle Night” – wishing the novel wouldn’t end, wishing this story about writing stories would go on and on. But then, maybe it does.

"Thoughts are real", he said. "Words are real. Everything human is real, and sometimes we know things before they happen, even if we aren’t aware of it. We live in the present, but the future is inside us every moment. Maybe that’s what writing is all about. Not recording events from the past, but making things happen in the future.”

3 comments:

Diana said...

Wonderful quote--a moment of hope and faith in the creative process. I hadn't realized Auster had written a new book. Moon Palace is one of my favorite novels about NYC.

(Do, do I need to do something special to obtain posting privileges on this blog? I only seem able to make comment. Stuck in editorial mode, unable to initiate new conversations. What would the Artist's Way say to that?)

Do said...

hi.. this is odd, there is no different status for team members

here is how it should work: to make posts - login to your blogger account
http://www.blogger.com/home / or just click the red B cube in the left top corner.

there should be your Dashboard page opening, with the Blog listed. at the left side. all you have to do is click the green plus sign next to the blog name. that should take you directly to the posting page. Once you finished typing your post, click “Publish Post” . your post should appear in the blog now, and if you have edits, you can return to the posting page, and click “edit post”

one more little thing about the Dashboard – this is also the place to edit your profile, or to create new blogs.

thinking of it, i had problems with posting yesterday, too. when i first posted the “oracle night” text, it didn’t appear in the blog, on second try, it worked somehow

Do said...

hi - this is odd, there is no different status for team members

here is how it should work: to make posts - login to your blogger account

http://www.blogger.com/home / or just click the red B cube in the left top corner.

there should be your Dashboard page opening, with the Blog listed. at the left side. all you have to do is click the green plus sign next to the blog name. that should take you directly to the posting page. Once you finished typing your post, click “Publish Post” . your post should appear in the blog now, and if you have edits, you can return to the posting page, and click “edit post”

one more little thing about the Dashboard – this is also the place to edit your profile, or to create new blogs.

thinking of it, i had problems with posting yesterday, too. when i first posted the “oracle night” text, it didn’t appear in the blog, on second try, it worked somehow