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Marginalia, no.92

It really is a pity that he hasn’t got a Twelfth Century at his disposal.

~ Robert Walser, Jakob von Gunten

My ophthalmologist will introduce me to his twelfth century later today when he removes a chalazion cyst from my left eyelid.  I made the grave mistake of watching a video clip of the procedure, which brilliantly combined memorable scenes from A Clockwork Orange and Un Chien Andalou.  My pain threshold is nothing exalted and I won’t get more than local anaesthesia.  But who could pass up the chance for a little time travel?

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