Sunday, November 20, 2011

a random moment

I'm a bit frustrated, as I don't currently have a lot of time to devote to blogwriting. That should change before too long, and I hope I'll retain enough of our last two great meetings to make a record here. We're taking December off, so I should have time to get caught up.

In the meantime, though, I thought I'd share this random moment. I was glancing at Adbusters, a magazine that was Occupy Wall Street before there was Occupy Wall Street, and is certainly covering it intensively now.

In the middle of the magazine, the image of a hand  holding a pen coming out of a body of water and bending back to the water to write. The page bereft of words, except for this:

Take all keep all.
My soul walks with me
form of forms.

Written in the water and reflecting back, upside down, this:
                                                                                  --James Joyce

You can find it here, just push the page arrow till you get to page 16.


  1. Nice quote, from the Proteus chapter of Ulysses.

  2. Thanks, I knew it was familiar but couldn't place it.

  3. In passing, I came across a lovely book called "James Joyce, Reflections of Ireland".

    It combines photos of places described in Joyce's writing with fine photos to remind the reader of how visual Joyce can be.

    It's by Bernard McCabe and Alain Le Garsmeur.

  4. Thanks for that, Maria. One of my goals for the new year is to read some of the many books I've either accumulated or heard about on Joyce, so I will add that to the list.

    Also, to keep up with this blog a bit more. The group is on a holiday hiatus for now, but this should all pick up again once the madness is over.

  5. I've just uploaded a post you might enjoy, Seana.

    Words from the ballad, "Finnegan's Wake" caught my attention on a wall a few days ago: