Reasonable Word: Commonplace Book

Not much time to post given our move into the city. Knee deep in boxes of books and enigmatic kitchen gadgets that once seem compelling purchases for some reason.

But did encounter this, a preamble in CD Wright’s latest “One With Others,” while I was browsing at Politics and Prose, and thought it worth copying down.

“There are people in small rooms all over the world, in impersonal cubicles in large offices, in malls, in ghettos, and behind fenced mansions–who thrive on a little chaos, enjoy the occasional taste of 220 volts, live for the beauty of the flaw in the grain.”
–“It Came freon Memphis,” Robert Gordon

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