“I don’t know what I may seem to the world,” he said before he died, “but, as to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth […]
The intimacy of friendship, Derrida writes, lies in the sensation of recognizing oneself in the eyes of another. Hua Hsu, citing The Politics of Friendship, by Jacques Derrida (1930-2004), French deconstructionist philosopher.
This year we set out to cut our own Christmas tree, something we have never done before. In earlier years, we purchased from local Christmas tree lots. A few years later, we gave in to the convenience of an artificial tree, and then (gasp) we permanently wired the lights. But this year we did our […]