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all these strange contradictions


today’s mail. brings hard news, and these (two poles).

  1. Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837 *). Zibaldone : The Notebooks of Leopardi. Edited by Michael Caesar and Franco D’Intino (2013)
    Guardian review, and
  2. 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.
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17 August 2013

tags: consolations; conatus; deserts; water
D. G. Thompson, USGS Water Supply Paper 578 (1929); G. Leopardi, Zibaldone