In his dream, he sat, all hungry and lonely, in his house and wanted more

“In his dream, he sat, all hungry and lonely, in his house and wanted more” – Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie

10 thoughts on “In his dream, he sat, all hungry and lonely, in his house and wanted more

    1. Thank you very much for this. Kafka of course .. I wondered the whole time what all this reminds me of … the quote, the bricked up entrances. Only one escape. Not really an escape.

  1. Were I sitting in that house, I can imagine wanting more, much more. Quote and photo fit hand in glove.

    Interesting that you are reading Sherman Alexie just now. He was here last month as the featured author for our university’s common read, Reservation Blues. His address in the evening was both fun and funny, but was hard to hear due to technical problems. Have you seen his films? Smoke Signals is one of them.

    1. Thanks :-)

      No, I have never seen the film – but I kind of know Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds-the-Fire by now – somehow.;-) Seems interesting, thanks for the info about this.

      I “met” Sherman Alexie through the New Yorker, I still think this one of my better photo-quote combinations:
      ;-) The first Sherman Alexie quote at all in my blog.

      Since then I have read “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” and “The Toughest Indian in the World”. Last week I bought “Reservation Blues” and “War Dances”. It’s interesting how he is able to mix humour and sadness. One paragraph I am giggling, next paragraph I’m choked up.

  2. Es una pena que se dejen abandonados edificios históricos en vez de aprovechar para usos culturales o asociaciones.
    El blanco y negro es muy bueno, resalta toda la textura de la piedra.

    1. Estas piezas modernas son feas, pero creo que esta es una casa residencial – abandonado on no, no sé.
      Muchas gracias por su visita y por su comentario.

  3. You can always go in line to fine other Sherman Alexie books. There are a number of them. There is FLIGHT, a 2007 novel. His books are mostly great reads, but I don’t recommend INDIAN KILLER. It’s a dark story about a young man who doesn’t know who he is and suffers from mental illness, and the story doesn’t have the humor of his later work. His move, Smoke Signals, is funny. I haven’t seen The Business of Fancy Dancing yet, a story of a young, gay man who comes back to the reservation to his friend’s funeral.

    Yes, your 2009 post is a winner. Great photo and quote. No one likes finding roaches in their luggage. The statue looks really annoyed.

    1. And again, :-) , thank you very much for the information and “non-recommendation”- *Indian Killer* really does not sound like something that I can digest easily (this is a German metaphor, I wonder if it works in English, too. Let’s see.). I get easily impressed by the mood, the atmosphere of the stuff I am reading and I would bet this novel won’t work well with the November grey in Mainz right now.

      Thanks, :-)

      1. Sorry to hear of your continuing gray skies. Perhaps you need a trip to Rome or Madrid or Lisbon? Best not to read dark, brooding stories in the winter. Many decades ago I read a novel by Jack London about a hunter who nearly freezes to death in Alaska. Unfortunately I read this in January just after a major snowfall. While completely warm indoors, I nearly froze to death myself just reading the book.

        “… something I can digest easily…” is a perfectly good English metaphor as well.

        1. Last year in November we spent a long weekend in the Alps on the spur of the moment – but this year – no chance. Not enough time. Too much on our plate.
          One just has to wait. Eventually the wind from the East will come, the sky will be blue and it will be freezing cold.
          And then we have to take our oleanders indoors … ;-)

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