Love and Repetition

If you repeat anything for long enough, you will be brought to love the activity or the object (if the activity is one best characterized by a transitive verb). Say a word aloud many times and its delicate contours will float on the palate rather than sit dully in the mouth, merely tolerated as a […]

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Marginalia

This was written in Meingast’s distinctive script next to Luther’s hymn “Ein neues Lied wir heben an” in a hymnal owned by the University of Vienna: “Suum cuique: One piece of the quarried granite goes to the capstone above and another to the foundation underground. The virtue of the stone is apparent in both.”

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