"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Let's Play Sartre

10 points for a black beret, five points for a leather jacket and two points for a lighted Gauloises or a demitasse. Existential stubble, plus a beret, is 20 points. At the Guardian.

Also, what do Parisians read in the subway?

2 comments:

Kay Sexton said...

Wonderful! I feel quite pathetic in comparison.

Zen of Writing said...

I guess it's the French equivalent of certain American hipsters emulating the Beats, 10 pts for a beat-up knapsack, 5 for a knapsack and flannel shirt, 25 if writing in a small poetry notebook.