Seyahatname

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Everything Is Ficition

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Sepoy linked to this piece in the New Yorker and I found this paragraph particularly touching (and true) —

And I mean that—everything is fiction. When you tell yourself the story of your life, the story of your day, you edit and rewrite and weave a narrative out of a collection of random experiences and events. Your conversations are fiction. Your friends and loved ones—they are characters you have created. And your arguments with them are like meetings with an editor—please, they beseech you, you beseech them, rewrite me. You have a perception of the way things are, and you impose it on your memory, and in this way you think, in the same way that I think, that you are living something that is describable. When of course, what we actually live, what we actually experience—with our senses and our nerves—is a vast, absurd, beautiful, ridiculous chaos.

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Written by szerlem

August 15, 2012 at 12:17

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I love this too. Thank you for the link — I hadn’t seen it!

    Beth

    August 22, 2012 at 08:53

  2. To share the revelation about perspectives and the entire world being subjective is amusing! Thanks for the joy!

    ayushgarg

    April 12, 2016 at 00:01


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