endure & patiently

I pray thee, peace. I will be flesh and blood;
For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently,
However they have writ the style of gods,
And made a push at chance and sufferance.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ W. Shakespeare.

I am reading Mr S’s comedies – some of them for the first time. so much mischief and melancholy

& in this case pig headed asinine stupidity on the part of the characters.

illusions i

I think that in life, being is nothing but an illusion. If we acknowledge that and accept the fact that we are in between states, that we are moving, and this movement is the nature of our lives, and we stop having aspirations for being in a definite state, we know life better and are able to enjoy it better.

Abbas Kierastami

I’ve been browsing Kierastami quotes. I admire his apparent love of football metaphors.

I also admire his refusal to preach and distrust of those that preach.

The above quote puts me in mind of Patrick Keiller speaking on narrative (& Tristram Shandy).