The Anything Everything List

Karin Cope

Passionate Collaborations: Learning to Live With Gertrude Stein

For when I began really to understand something about Gertrude Stein and her difficult words, I was not contemplating the example of Stein so much as acting it out. And in this acting, I began to ask why most of the crucial domains of our lives, those never simply discursive or critical, and always highly affective domains of passion appetite, self-esteem, sorrow, relatedness, pleasure, fabulation, love, movement, memory, touch, dreaming, fear, sensory delight — those domains from and in which what we do takes its weight and value — have, for the most part, fallen from the capacities of what we tend to consider properly critical address.
Note how fabulation is located between pleasure and love. And love is between fabulation and movement.

And so for day 2017