Useful to remember. In my case, for dealing with my mother’s boyfriend: From the singular Jessica Hagy.
Jessica Hagy has a crazy/great gift for simplification that often looks to me like wisdom. Something tells me she's right. But how could such a theory be tested?
Seems so simple when Jessica Hagy describes it: May not be that easy, though. In a letter (quoted in this long review by James Fenton) the English poet Philip Larkin also had what I thought was an insightful comment, though perhaps it's obvious in retrospect: The more sensitive you are to suffering the nicer person youContinue reading “How not to be a total jerk: Philip Larkin”
From the brilliant Jessica Hagy:
…may not be lucrative, but at least it gives you a chance to become a person you want to be. Or, as Ibsen put it, in his usual gentle way: What is healthy is the happiness one acquires through one's own will. via Jessica Hagy's great Indexed, which kindly allows others to link and copy.