The more I write, the less I believe \ in the supernatural when I am otherwise occupied. \ Nevertheless, I know I must continue writing \ given that it's so natural.
When I am writing, I do not distinguish between the natural and supernatural. Everything seems real. That is my world, you could say.–Haruki Murakami (b. 1949)
31 thoughts on “Preternatural, or: Continue”
Nice one. 🙂
💕💕 Terveen 💕💕
I can see that Murakami feels this way. As to you, David, it’s very cleverly phrased, but ‘preternatural’ is not the same as ‘supernatural;’ it is only ‘natural’ for vampires.
I know preternatural isn’t supernatural 🙂
preternatural, as I understand it, is humanly possible.
Only for those who used to be human but aren’t any more, like the charming Lestat. But seriously, one of the synonyms is ‘extraordinary,’ i.e. still human, yet the most common usage is ‘existing outside nature,’ i.e. inhuman.
you’re right – your definition is more common. but mine is valid too 🙂
that’s how exegesis works, I think!
I am not disputing its validity; just cracking jokes about Lestat. I suppose exegesis could be applied to secular texts – why not?
Not so long ago I watched Interview with a Vampire again after many, many years. It didn’t disappoint.
I still like the book more than the film, and the entire Anne Rice’s vampire series even more. It feels New Orleans, and New Orleans has always felt to me as if Marie Laveau were still around while Lestat and co. add spice to the air. My second favorite is Marius, especially his life in Florence.
TBH, I don’t remember the books so well anymore because I read them decades ago… but I did read all of them back in the day!
So did I, and I remember the feeling, rather than the plots.
💖 Prapti 💖
love it; so writerly true
An excellent quote. Is there ever a difference? Once you think or imagine something it is real. (K)
Yep – that’s pretty much how I experience it, Kerfe
When we write (poetry or prose) we bring into existence the imaginary and meld it with the reality – sometimes our reality and other times that of the reader…. a power few recognize.
It’s incredible, isn’t it, Muri?
💜 Misky, thank you 💜
Incredible words and picture!
💗 Thanks, Thomas 💗
Must control mind , and continue 👌🏼♥️🌹👍🏼
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😊 Thattamma 😊
So welcome 🙏🌹♥️🌹
This words iwill tell my children when they confuse their studies,
And wrote to you also 🙏🌹💕🙏
to write or not to write goes without question.
💞 Cindy 💞
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