i went to the new flea market in brooklyn this weekend and found two treasures: a cole-steel typewriter which i love. (the man who sold it to me was wearing a fantastic hat). and a small wooden box with drawers. it is from holland. i love the way it is painted. i went to the dzama show. it was great. it reminded me of pan’s labyrinth. i was reading in the Professor and the Madman that before there was a dictionary, writers would just use words regardless of whether they knew the meaning – Shakespeare, for instance. I love that idea. I would want to use the word variegated in a sentence, pretending I knew nothing of what it meant: I have a variegated list of things to do today.