all these strange contradictions
today’s mail. brings hard news, and these (two poles).
- Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837 *). Zibaldone : The Notebooks of Leopardi. Edited by Michael Caesar and Franco D’Intino (2013)
Guardian review, and
- David G(rosh) Thompson. The Mohave Desert Region of California : A Geographic, Geologic, and Hydrologic Reconnaissance. USGS Water Supply Paper 578 (1929) : pdf
It is clear that our existence desires its own perfection and goal, not those of another existence which is inconceivable to it.
tags: consolations; conatus; deserts; water
D. G. Thompson, USGS Water Supply Paper 578 (1929); G. Leopardi, Zibaldone