Notions & Notes

M Jaime Zuckerman
Sharing the little odds and ends: ideas, reading, food, nature, art, and the occasional life update.
Created 09 Apr 2021
  • Mirroring Form & Self
    03 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Tomás Sánchez, Relationship (1986) I remember walking through the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havannah with Rob and stopping in front of this painting. I was just mesmerized. I made Rob gaze into ...
  • Longing Across Distance
    12 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 1 0
    Impermanence By Alex Dimitrov The first ending. And knowing it would end I wanted another. Lover, summer, pen with which to write it all down. The first disappointment. Which is not remembered but liv...
  • Seeing Ghosts
    14 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    On Walking Backwards By Anne Carson My mother forbade us to walk backwards. That is how the dead walk, she would say. Where did she get this idea? Perhaps from a bad translation. The dead, after all, ...
  • Addendum to Seeing Things in New Ways
    28 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    So the morning after I sent you “Seeing Things in New Ways” I read this incredible craft essay by John Keene about style—what is it and how do we cultivate it. It had so many echoes of the ideas I was...
  • Seeing Things in New Ways
    26 Jul 2021 • 10 min read • 3 0
    THAT is Isamu Yamamoto, who at fourteen won the World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboarding Championships and is the first to win using two skateboards. He’s influenced by Brett Mullen (check out Mullen in...
  • Engaging with Anger
    28 Jun 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    “Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the go...
  • Imagining Time
    06 Jun 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Time By John Weiners Why is it eternity lasts a moment a moment eternity? Are you quiet enough to hear horned owls at dawn? I hear voices rustle in the leaves after they are gone. New mice burst into ...
  • Welcoming Vulnerability
    22 May 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    Vulnerability Study By Solmaz Sharif your face turning from mine to keep from cumming 8 strawberries in a wet blue bowl baba holding his pants up at the checkpoint a newlywed securing her updo with gr...
  • Losing the Ephemeral
    25 Apr 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    In this edition of Notions & Notes, I wander around through the idea of the ephemeral, or what is fleetingly felt, and the illusion of capturing it through photographs or art or writing or walls. Asso...
  • Risking Joy
    10 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Snowdrops By Louise Glück Do you know what I was, how I lived? You know what despair is; then winter should have meaning for you. I did not expect to survive, earth suppressing me. I didn't expect to ...
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