When the foundation falls away.

Anyone who wants to be a philosopher must at least once try to ‘withdraw into himself’ and start everything from scratch, on a certain foundation. ~ Edmund Husserl It sometimes seems like ‘finding the foundation’ has been the holy grail of my life. Where does a woman, living in a patriarchal society, find her true origin? Women writers are good at explaining how they are … Continue reading When the foundation falls away.

Emotion as a false positive.

The 1955 movie, Summertime, is described as a story about a lonely American woman who finds romance in Venice, Italy. It could just as well be described as the prototype for all movies with a female lead. From a cinematic perspective, whenever a lone woman ventures out into the world, she will, at one point or another, meet a man who will ‘change her life.’ … Continue reading Emotion as a false positive.

The significance of personal things.

I find order comforting. To make my bed in the morning, to not leave clothes on the floor, to put things where they ‘belong.’ When I used to think about the word ‘order’, I associated it with something negative, like a military drill. Keeping things in order meant bowing down to someone else’s rules. But this is changing. When I bought my current condo, it … Continue reading The significance of personal things.