Yearning for the Other

April 25, 2019

One writes because one has been touched by the yearning for and the despair of ever touching the Other.

Charles Simi
The Poet’s Notebook: Excerpts from the Notebooks of 26 American Poets, eds. Stephen Kuusisto, Deborah Tall, & David Weiss

dislike the young

April 25, 2019

I wouldn’t say that I dislike the young. I’m simply not a fan of naïveté. I mean, unless you have an erotic interest in them, what other interest could you have? What are they going to possibly say that’s of interest? People ask me, Aren’t you interested in what they’re thinking? What could they be thinking? This is not a middle-aged curmudgeonly attitude; I didn’t like people that age even when I was that age…

I always liked people who are older. Of course, every year it gets harder to find them. I like people older than me

Fran Lebowitz
A Humorist at Work