Strange about parents. We have such easy access to them and such daunting problems of communication.
The day is breaking someone else's heart.
In life, there are no perfect affections.
But those two plays left me on fresh terms with language. I didn't always have to speak in my own voice.
And, as I have said, it's made me think twice about the imagination. If the spirits aren't external, how astonishing the mediums become! Victor Hugo said of his voices that they were like his own mental powers multiplied by five.
Arthur Young's Reflexive Universe - fascinating but too schematic to fit into my scheme. The most I could hope for was a sense of the vocabulary and some possible images.
The simplest science book is over my head.
Before trying a novel I wrote a couple of plays.
At college I'd seen my dead frog's limbs twitch under some applied stimulus or other - seen, but hadn't believed. Didn't dream of thinking beyond or around what I saw.
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