James Geary | Sept/Oct 2009 issue Every polished surface conceals a mirror. Whatever shines—the blade of a knife, the curve of another person's eye—is intent on reflection. Desperate for attention, these things seem to think the best way to get it is to display us to ourselves. … [Read more...] about Mirrors would do well to reflect a little longer before sending back images.
An aphorism by James Geary, author of The World in a Phrase and Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists. James Geary | June/July 2009 issue A loose thread protruding from my favorite sweater. So this is what everything hangs by; this is what holds it all together. A thread … [Read more...] about The weakest link in the chain is also the strongest
An aphorism by James Geary, author of The World in a Phrase and Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists. James Geary | March 2009 issue A river flows under my street. A long time ago, it ran on the surface, when this place was an open field, dotted with ponds. Then, … [Read more...] about A buried past lives underground