Intentional Observation: The junk on your dresser

From Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer:

A man can look at this little pile [of belongings] on his bureau for thirty years and never notice it once.

This is a book my wife urged me to read after she finished it a year or two ago. I’m not very far into it yet, but so far the writing is beautiful.

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Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

3 Responses to Intentional Observation: The junk on your dresser

  1. Word Lily says:

    It was in large part because of the writing I thought you’d enjoy it.

  2. sojournwanderer says:

    I would happily read it: a very dear friend likes Walker Percy; I’ve only read “Lost in the Cosmos.”

    Good quote. It’s funny; my dresser is carefully arranged and ritually maintained. There are bits and piles of disarray on the floor that come and go; about once a week I spend a few minutes with them. But they become fixtures, too, and in the same way, can go unnoticed.

  3. Pingback: Novel Digestion: A story deserves more than its pages « The Aesthetic Elevator

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