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Woman in red dress (2)

Standing near me is a tall woman in a dark red dress. She has a dazed, rather blank expression on her face. She might be drugged, or this is simply her habitual expression. I am a little afraid of her. A red snake in front of me rears up and threatens me, at the same time changing form once or twice, acquiring tentacles like a squid, etc. Behind it is a large puddle of water in the middle of a broad path. To protect me from the snake, the woman in the red dress lays three broad-brimmed red hats down on the surface of the puddle of water.  Lydia Davis, The Woman in Red,   Dream

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On Pretending Not To Know

                                   The Piano

We are about to buy a new piano.Our old upright has a crack

all the way through the sounding board, and other problems.

We would like the piano shop to take it and resell it, but they

tell us it is too badly damaged and cannot be resold to anyone

else. They say it will have to be pushed over a cliff. This is how

they will do it: Two truck drivers take it to a remote spot. One

driver walks away down the lane with his back turned while

the other shoves it over the cliff.

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Lydia  Davis, Can’t and Won’t    

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The woman in red

Standing near me is a tall woman in a dark red dress. She has a dazed, rather blank expression on her face. She might be drugged, or this is simply her habitual expression. I am a little afraid of her. A red snake in front of me rears up and threatens me, at the same time changing form once or twice, acquiring tentacles like a squid, etc. Behind it is a large puddle of water in the middle of a broad path. To protect me from the snake, the woman in the red dress lays three broad-brimmed red hats down on the surface of the puddle of water.

Lydia Davis, The Woman in Red  

Dream  

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between mastery and mystery

“The dream … art is to be always
on the tipping point
between mastery and mystery”

Louise Glück

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