Mrs. Zen

walnut doll

Finding old notes to myself can be a traumatizing event. I found the following notes written on a bookmark from the Faulkner House bookstore on Pirate’s Alley in New Orleans, stuck in a Harry Matthews novel called “The Conversions” in a collection called “The Sinking of the Odradek Stadium and Other Novels.”

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Yesterday, I made out of a walnut & a few acorns a small doll which I named Mrs. Zen.
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Mrs. Zen seeks to tear the world to shreds; her head is a pierced walnut.

I have no doubt that both statements are 100% true, but, you know. Yikes.

1 Comment

  1. Curt says:

    Man. I think these may be quotes from George Seferis from his journal.

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