Feb 292012


€ Family breaks up. It leaves marks on three children, two of whom ruin themselves keeping a family together and a third who doesn’t.

€ A young woman bill collector undertakes to collect a ruined man’s debts. They prove to be moral as well as financial.

€ Story of a man trying to live down his crazy past and encountering it everywhere.

€ Father teaches son to gamble on fixed machine; later the son unconsciously loses his girl on it.

€ Girl and giraffe.

€ Play about a whole lot of old people—terrible things happen to them and they don’t really care.

 F. Scott Fitzgerald, filed under IDEAS


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Jan 242012


Why do people often feel bad in good environments and good in bad environments?

Why do people often feel so bad in good environments that they prefer bad environments?

Why is it that a man riding a good commuter train from Larchmont to New York, whose needs and drives are satisfied, who has a good home, loving wife and family, good job, who has unprecedented “cultural and recreational facilities,” often feels bad without knowing why.

(Walker Percy via Spalding Gray)

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