A moment from ‘The Passion According to G.H.’

+++ “Understand, dying I knew beforehand and dying still wasn’t demanding me. But what I’d never experienced was the crash with the moment called “right now.” Today is demanding me this very day. I had never before known that the time to live also has no word. The time to live, my love, was being so right not that I leaned my mouth on the matter of life. The time to live is a slow uninterrupted creaking of doors continuously opening wide. Two gates were opening and had never stopped opening. But they were continuously opening onto — onto the…

Vocab via Clarice, Barthes, Buddhist philosophy

tessitura, noun.Music. The part of the total compass of a melody or voice-part in which most of its tones lie. enclitic, adj.Grammar. That ‘leans its accent on the preceding word’ (Liddell and Scott): in Greek grammar the distinctive epithet of those words which have no accent, and which (when phonetic laws permit) cause a secondary stress to be laid on the last syllable of the word which they follow. Hence applied to the analogous Latin particles -que, -ve, -ne, etc., and in mod. use (with extension of sense) to those unemphatic words in other langs. that are treated in pronunciation as…

Chartres, Clarice

“… during love the impersonal jewel of the moment shines in the air, the strange glory of the body, matter made feeling trembling in the instants — and the feeling is both immaterial and so objective that it seems to happen outside your body, sparkling on high, joy, joy is time’s material and the essence of the instant.” -Clarice Lispector, Agua Viva +++ +++