Saturday, June 14, 2008

Realish the Moment

We breezily assume we know what is real.

But of course "reality" is a slippery eel, hard to grasp, hard to handle.

And Marcel Proust celebrated how subjective and deceptive our memory is.

David Sedaris says his latest "nonfiction" series of personal essays is "realish."

Great word. Realish.

"Memoir is the last place you'd expect to find the truth," he was quoted as saying in The New York Times.

Bloggers, take note:

All you say is true; all you say is false.

All you write is false; all you write is true.


Ralph said...

Could such a blogging dichotomy be true? And where does one find that fine line between true and false? Actuality vs. fiction?

Patti said...

Je suis d'accord avec toi, PK.