response of canada

the photos

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the notebook

notebook

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the notes by

JAN ALLEN
KINGSTON, CANADA

Sheets mounted 10:05 pm
15 Feb 2002. In the soft evening light they look as though have always been there.

16 Feb ’02
The piece presents spaced directives to breath & thus seems to encourage a considered and reflective approach to existence. I-m reading Richard Ford’s A Multitude of Sins. The story “Calling is written from the point of view of a fifteen year old boy struggling with the shift to adulthood and the spectacular disintegration of his parents’ marriage. Ford’s compassionate iteration of constancy flows through one lovely passage:

“… even under the most perfect circumstances, there would always be something imperfect that would leave you feeling not exactly good. The trick was to get used to that feeling, or risk missing what little happiness there really was.”