Proust: ‘Derangement of All Parts’

“Remembrance of Things Past”
September 24th 2017 | #117

Derangement of All Parts

“Like everyone who possesses something precious in order to know what would happen if he ceased for a moment to possess it, he had detached the precious object from his mind, leaving, as he thought, everything else in the same state as when it was there. But the absence of one part from a whole is not only that, it is not simply a partial lack, it is a derangement of all the other parts, a new state which it was impossible to foresee in the old.” ― Marcel Proust
ghost of proust at grave

ROKU Trending Tweets | Church Signs | Negative People

I faithfully watch Twitter everyday on ROKU with their Daily Trending Tweets. They alter as the day & night goes by . I decided to create my own impromptu postings of one’s I find trendingly outstanding. The following is just one of ‘THE BEST OF THE DAY SO FAR’ . . . Good Idea? We’ll see.  Intend to keep going until the Significant Messages have faded away. – j.kiley

Go to #Church Signs

This Week In Church Signs:

#ChurchSigns are in no way related to my beliefs

Haiku Review | The Sunshine Boy | a short film


The Challenge is to write a HAIKU REVIEW after watching the short film The Sunshine Boy . Feel free to write in Single – Couplet – Triplet Haiku Verses using 17 syllables per verse . Lines in 5-7-5 . Try to Review the short film below as close to your interpretation of what you viewed and how all your senses responded to it. Think of it as looking at a moveable painting.

If you decide to take on the HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE . Leave your Haiku in the Comment Section of this post on ‘the secret keeper’ . so others will be able to view what you have created. I will be posting my own HAIKU REVIEW just above the video of The Sunshine Boy.

If this film doesn’t inspire . don’t worry. A new short film will appear every Friday for you to try your skills at the WEEKLY HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE .

Here’s to engaging in the Haiku Review Challenge | Clinks & Cheers! – j.kiley

by j.kiley

Bullying rosebuds
Mother’s love not factual
Rage ends in shots fired

© j.kiley ‘17

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

The Sunshine Boy | Naaman Azhari

Inspired by real events, the film explores a mother’s realisation behind her son’s psychological thoughts, moments before a tragic event.

Rating . . . PG-13 (Violence)
Genre . . . Drama . Action . Animation
Length . . . 3m 16s

Director . . . Naaman Azhari
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Featured on Short Of The Week . . .

John Gardner On Life and Writing #29

Quote about John Gardner: “The late John Gardner once said that there are only two plots in all of literature. You go on a journey or a stranger comes to town. Since women, for many years, were denied the journey, they were left with only one plot in their lives — to await the stranger. Indeed, there is essentially no picaresque tradition among women novelists. While the latter part of the twentieth century has seen a change of tendency, women’s literature from Austen to Woolf is by and large a literature about waiting, usually for love.” ― Mary Morris, The Illustrated Virago Book of Women Travellers



“All order, I’ve come to understand, is theoretical, unreal — a harmless, sensible, smiling mask men slide between the two great, dark realities, the self and the world — two snake pits.” ― John Gardner, Grendel

“Stars, spattered out through lifeless night from end to end, like jewels scattered in a dead king’s grave, tease, torment my wits toward meaningful patterns that do not exist.” ― John Gardner, Grendel

“What the best fiction does is make powerful affirmations of familiar truths …the trivial fiction which times filters out is that which either makes wrong affirmations or else makes affirmations in a squeaky little voice. Powerful affirmation comes from strong intellect and strong emotions supported by adequate technique.” ― John Gardner, On Becoming a Novelist

Quote about John Gardner: “It was [John Gardner’s] conviction that if the words in the story were blurred because of the author’s insensitivity, carelessness, or sentimentality, then the story suffered from a tremendous handicap. But there was something even worse and something that must be avoided at all costs: if the words and the sentiments were dishonest, the author was faking it, writing about things he didn’t care about or believe in, then nobody could ever care anything about it.” ― Raymond Carver, Call If You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose


John Gardner (1933–1982) was born in Batavia, New York. His critically acclaimed books include the novels Grendel, The Sunlight Dialogues, and October Light, for which he received the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as several works of nonfiction and criticism such as On Becoming a Novelist. He was also a professor of medieval literature and a pioneering creative writing teacher whose students included Raymond Carver and Charles Johnson. When I worked at Bennington College in Southern VT I would often see him walking across the campus during the Summer Writing Workshops. Or when his white hair was flowing as he rode his beloved motorcycle on campus or away. – j.kiley

Need A Laugh | Stephen Calls Bruce Willis A Liar… MISTAKE

Stephen Calls Bruce Willis A Liar… MISTAKE

Everyone knows who Stephen is . especially the spooks who live in the White House presently.

11,516,013 views the numbers live up to their standards

I would wager you will L-ur-MFAO. It caused my partner . in her study on the second floor to be disturbed by an abundance of laughter. She wanted to know why. I made contact over the intercom with the YouTube URL. I am posting it before I know the results of her reaction. [Will Post Later if their is one . I’m sure there will be later].

IF YOU NEED A LAUGH TODAY I sure did after reading The NY Times . I went so far as to call my Senators in WASH DC. Do go there . then get out quickly . can’t take a chance of contamination . the RePubs are defiantly active . diabolical rats . my apologies to all the good republicans that don’t fit in this aforementioned category . please vote against Graham’s latest attempt for the Senate & House to Repeal the Affordable Care Act A.C.A. or as the Menace Troll prefers to call it Obamacare . what he was quoted as saying in the NYTimes about Barack’s intelligence and memoir made me sick to my stomach . he is so hateful and venomous . so now that I took you on the Eleanor Rigby Train Ride toward Despair . LISTEN TO THIS VIDEO. IT’S SURE TO CHEER YOU UP QUICKLY WITH BELLY-LAUGHING LAUGHTER . COOL! – j.kiley