“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Ian reminded me last night that blogs are very ephemeral. That's actually one of the things I really like about them. I've often collected quite ephemeral texts and some of my favorite antiquarians were into that (Percy, Ritson). Also, death could come at any moment and even my children will die...so the ephemerality of the blog is a friend, I think.

An undergrad once made me a t-shirt to my specifications, printed with the phrase Impermanence Rules. In slightly punky looking lettering.

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