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Now how did that quote go? The above is all true, except for the bits that are lies.

Of course this really is only half the story, and it is only the first draft, but it'll have to do. It was already getting overly long, but that's what happens when you meet (and lose) your muse. I guess Daisy will make the book after all, if not through this version, then through the version that she will have catalysed, all by herself, the one that is still brewing, growing, moulding.

I've been writing a lot the past weeks, and as this will be my final post under this pseudonym, it seemed a fitting way to part in style. Call me a sentimental bastard about a fake name, while I hope I can distract everyone momentarily from austerity.  

It's been fun all.

by Nomad on Fri May 10th, 2013 at 04:58:32 AM EST
ah, this reminds me of why i fell in love with ET years ago...

writing this real, this personal, always takes me aback, leaves my psyche a-quiver, inspires me. this difficult, dangerous bridge between the inner and outer worlds is so difficult to cross, yet when it happens it seems effortless, one's listening soul in the hands of a master.

i won't go all trite on you, Nomad, but your art is ineffable, and i wish all could share this great gift you possess.

sidebar... i am very tempted to write similarly, but have a real issue with the necessary name-changing, because a person's name, even a banally common one, is so intimately woven into the person's being, their identity, that renaming them somehow divorces the subject from their sound, the way they speak their own moniker, how well it fits and how much they have fitted themselves to the name.

beautiful work, i hope when your book comes out you will return to tell us about it.

if you are ever in umbria, it would be a pleasure to host you and meet you in person.

millman is here right now, and a right pleasure it is!

be well Nomad, and thanks for all the times i have travelled in your spell. you'll be missed...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri May 10th, 2013 at 06:13:22 AM EST
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A beguiling story, I once met a woman like that as my other self and recognise the ruin that lies on those rocks. But you turned back, didn't you ? As Orpheus discovered, that way lies madness

Nevertheless, your leaving is truly the bitter ending of such a sweet tale. Farewell my friend, it's been fun

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri May 10th, 2013 at 07:52:41 AM EST
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