“Will you please tell him that I’ve been to paradise and I’m amazed that I survived”

Things do not of necessity or probability work out for the best. Brecht once wrote, “Swimming from the sinking ship, You don’t seek the best island, but the nearest.” A respite from peril. Walter Benjamin said (in a sentence I can be accused of being too fond of recalling) that the reality of resistance to … More “Will you please tell him that I’ve been to paradise and I’m amazed that I survived”