Thursday, October 24
1. apparently, a halcyon is a bird. it's a kingfisher. this makes me extremely satisfied, because it reveals the true cleverness of the people who named swarthmore's yearbook. not only does "halcyon" continue the bird theme of the cygnet, as i've always (erroneously) been irked that it didn't, but it also continues the extremely clever bird-puns theme. i always thought that the cygnet was a very clever title.
2. the unbearable lightness of being is fantastic. you already knew this. i'm reading hannah's roommate jessica's copy, since i forgot to bring the two towers with me on break to start when i finished wellville. it's so useful: almost every conversation i have (including much of seminar) seems to relate to it, sometimes so directly that i have to pull it out and quote from it.
my plan for right now: go to the bathroom, read a bit of the kundera, write a page of a french short story, go to lunch, go to bach class, come back and clean my room and blog about iceland.
i see your face
i smell your breath
i used to hold