“People like it when you tell them things”

“People like it when you tell them things, in suitable portions, in a modest, intimate tone, and they think they know you, but they do not, they know about you, for what they are let in on are facts, not feelings, not what your opinion is about anything at all, not how what has happened to you and how all the decisions you have made have turned you into who you are. What they do is they fill in with their own feelings and assumptions, and they compose a new life which has precious little to do with yours, and that lets you off the hook. ” from Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson (Graywolf Press), p. 68

That quote reads like the introverts lament. I can attest to that.

Loving this book, very much.

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2 thoughts on ““People like it when you tell them things”

  1. Greetings, my friend.

    I actually found the new digs shortly after you said you were moving house. I rather liked your (unintentional?) urine color scheme at the old site. But now I see Condalmo TypePad has gone green. What’s going to happen to the Blog of Disquiet?

  2. Urine! You need to drink more water. And not update me on any progress/lack thereof.

    I’m not sure about the Disquiet site. I’ll probably throw together a WordPress site for it, move all the posts over. It’s been pretty quiet there for some time now.

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