About Me

When not at work with students, I spend my time in my room either reading, calculating something using pen and paper, or using a computer. I read almost anything: from the pornographic to the profound, although my main interests are mathematics and physics. "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." -Erasmus

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sublimation

It's a habit of mine to bring something to read when I travel. The travel time from my home to my brother's home is approximately an hour and a half  by train.  So today's companion was A. S. Byatt's Possession. One passage, deliciously indirect,  made me laugh:

" He opened his locked case, putting away Randolph Ash's letters to his godchild, or anyway the stolen images, and drew out those other photographs of which he had a large and varied collection-- as far as it was possible to vary, in flesh or tone or angle or close detail, so essentially simple an activity, a preoccupation. He had his own ways of sublimation."

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