Friday, June 02, 2006

On the dangers of repressing/policing fantasy

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls coninued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”

--Shirley Jackson, "The Haunting of Hill House"

p.s. is it just me, or is Blogger being insanely annoying today?

3 comments:

Jean said...

Not just you. It's been letting me log in sporadically and incrementally.

antiprincess said...

I can log in rarely and tenuously.

midwesterntransport said...

blogger was SO ANNOYING yesterday.

and yeah...here's my take on policing desire, from all angles: i'm a survivor and i will be goddamned if i'll let ANYONE - feminist-identified or not - tell me what i should or should not want. my desire's been highjacked before and i am adamant that it not be co-opted again.