Monday, August 10, 2009

Note Taking

All over the world people are taking notes as a way
of postponing, putting off and standing in for.
Geoff Dyer, Out of Sheer Rage

Note taking.
Goodbye logic, so long argument.

How soothing!

Out with reasoned conclusions.
We’re only open to insight!

John F. Kensett, you’re my man!

Write page on page of notes.
Fill an entire notebook
with thoughts
Swann’s Way.

Henry David Thoreau
and Marcel Proust.

There’s a pairing.

Is there a problem?
No need to explain.

It’s insight! How sublime!

Tired of note taking?


Note people on the beach


Suzanne DeCuir said...

Yes, fills in nicely for the work of pulling together a coherent thought or two. . .only problem is you need to be sure you are coherent enough at the end of your life to pitch out all those embarrassing notebooks. Are those your sketches, Chris?

Chris said...

Yes, my sketches. Haven't been doing much sketching lately. "Embarrassing" is the appropriate adjective for my notebooks.