The Telegraph
Sunday , January 4 , 2015

Pledges from the heart

It's hard to be cheerful at this beginning of the new year, yet it's impossible not to laugh. Here we are, in Bengal, with our backs against the wall, or, rather, with our collective back pressed against perhaps as many as four different walls, if......   | Read..
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Killing friends

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The rule of chance

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What I need is perspective. The illusion of depth, created by a frame, the arrangement of shapes on a flat surface. Perspective is necessary. Otherwise there are only two dimensions. Otherwise you live with your face squashed up against a wall, everything a huge foreground, of details, close-ups, hairs, the weave of the bedsheet, the molecules of the face. Your own skin like a map, a diagram of futility, criscrossed with tiny roads that lead nowhere. Otherwise you live in the moment. Which is not where I want to be.