cropped-atwistedpair-02-013.jpgThere are stories the man recites quietly into the room which slip from level to level
like a hawk. (Michael Ondaatje, in The English Patient)

I became aware of the twinfulness of my personality at an early age … and probably realised (or admitted) pretty soon afterwards that there is a good twin and an evil twin. These days, it’s impossible to pin such labels on my inner twins – I’m no longer sure which is which.

This blog is twin to |cross-ties|, because the twins were not content to share a single blog site; in fact, they insist on having two … and sharing both.

The argument goes like this: each twin needs the right to be free, uninhibited and independent. And both twins need to work together collaboratively. The flip-side, of course, is that you may occasionally find them meddling in one another’s affairs.

No destiny seems to me more enviable than that of an artist who can permit himself to observe the world around him and to reproduce it in his own way. (Alain Elkann, in ‘Envy’)

Elkann, Alain. 2007. Envy. Translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen. London: Puskin Press.

Ondaatje, Michael. 1992. The English Patient. London: Bloomsbury.

9 thoughts on “About

  1. I too am a Gemini and although I feel that astrology is a fallacy; that in itself cannot explain my “good” side and my “bad” side – “When you’re bad, you’re really bad – but, when you’re good you can be so very good” as my mother said during childhood.

    Thanks for the pingback and for checking out my blog.

    • I no longer try and prove or disprove stuff like astrology; but I’m really interested in exploring wherever ideas might take me. And, as Carl Jung said: “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

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