Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Papers: Robert Louis Stevenson

"Natural talk, like ploughing, should turn up a large surface of life, rather than dig mines into geological strata. Masses of experience, anecdote, incident, cross-lights, quotation, historical instances, the whole flotsam and jetsam of two minds forced in and in upon the matter in hand from every point of the compass, and from every degree of mental elevation and abasement--these are the material with which talk is fortified, the food on which the talkers thrive."

On the turntable:  Huun-Huur-Tu, "The Orphan's Lament"
On the nighttable:  Mizuki Shigeru, "Kitaro"

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