Turning point

Autumn foliage in the Overberg: beaten copper, sere yellows, maroon, apricot red, magenta, scarlet, burgundy.

A 7.9 magnitude quake near Kathmandu in Nepal, aftershock today. Death toll 2 000 and climbing.

Instgram_NepalQuake My Struggle. Volume 4 from Karl Ove Knausgaard, reviewed in the NYT by Jeffrey Eugenides.

“Knausgaard set out to alter that distance from reality. He did this by viewing his life in extreme close-up and by treating everything that happens to him or passes through his mind with equal importance. The project might be compared, in painting, to photorealism, with its emphasis on hyper-clarity and detail; or, proceeding in the opposite direction, to Impressionism. In both cases it’s the shift in perception that makes the difference, simple enough in execution but groundbreaking in results.”


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