Written in the 70s — Mistery

mistery … (Eliot)

“In the figure of the monster from outer space, the freakish, the ugly and the predatory all converge — and provide a fantasy target for righteous bellicosity to discharge itself, and for the aesthetic enjoyment of suffering and disaster.” (Sontag)
Naïveté is not under-exposure; it is the desire to be caught underexposed; willful, perverted innocence.
“Evil is the systematic substitution of the abstract for the concrete.” Sartre
“The aim of formalism is to break up content, to *question* content.” Sontag.
I have lacked a single purpose.
Lawrence said life’s aim is not inert safety.
Singleness of purpose entails sacrifice, ordering.
Gary has ulcers. “I was looking for a solution. I gave up beer. No, I can’t

(Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)

70s-9a

Written in the 70s, 70s-9a. (Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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