You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there’s the name that the family use daily
But I tell you, a cat needs a name that’s particular,
A name that’s peculiar, and more dignified,
But above and beyond there’s still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover —
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
Why do you hope for miracles? God is gaslight-ing you. I have stopped glamorizing defeats and wastes. I believe in straight jacket potatoes. I am myself so. I have felt the pain, the hopelessness, which is what eats away when you are gaslighted. It’s no feeling. You can’t put a finger on despair and the opposite of it. Because just as easy it is to be gaslighted, its as easy to be told that it’s not what it is.
Like, COVID- it’s not what it is.
These two links- https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20201123-what-is-racial-gaslighting AND
https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20191122-cultural-history-of-gaslighting-in-film by BBC is the best way to not say anything and gas light you with another topic, even as you recognize this trick.
This week, I am doing something off beat. Articles yes, but along comes accounts and pages which I religiously follow!
https://archive.org/details/lifedranandabai03dallgoog/page/n7 You must read this. Best thing you will.
I don't miss Ms Lyndem's stories and occasional posts, ever
Ahem. A movie for you. The Den. A MUST WATCH.
A horde of bookstagrammers I loved in 2020-
What I read PART 2
Boy Parts: Boy Parts is the incendiary debut novel from Eliza Clark, a pitch-black comedy both shocking and hilarious, fearlessly exploring the taboo regions of sexuality and gender roles in the twenty-first century. Nobody I know has read this book.
Inside the Mind of BTK: The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer: Finally got done with a True crime which was as good as my interest in reading a genre which hardly disappoints.
Cobalt Blue: Sure, sure, read this. Unpopular opinion but it was not what internet made it sound.
Asleep: Yoshimoto Banana’s masterpiece which I didnt enjoy.
The Courage to be Disliked: How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness- the Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons needed to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness. Already an enormous bestseller in Asia, with more than 3 million copies sold, The Courage to be Disliked demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be.
Known and strange things: Essays: With this collection of more than fifty pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature, Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today’s most powerful and original voices. Must read!!
There are 200 more and I possibly can’t list them all out but I want to..…Many more to come….
I am thinking of starting an ambitiously zesty, mood numbing height of goal-improvisation by forming such lists every week till I can. What say?
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