“William James…”

“William James described consciousness as the “alternation of flights and perchings,” suggesting that we tend to overvalue the “perchings,” the nouns or the primary verbs in a sentence that steal the spotlight from the little words, like ‘in,’ ‘and,’ ‘but,’ ‘or,’ and ‘of.’“ (Dan Chiasson, New Yorker)

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

HJN0008W Avocado Pit. Watercolor, 7 x 9 in. Side 1. $110

HJN0008W Avocado Pit. Watercolor, 7 x 9 in. Side 1. $110

HJN0008W Avocado Pit. Watercolor, 7 x 9 in. Side 2

HJN0008W Avocado Pit. Watercolor, 7 x 9 in. Side 2

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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