Passionate engagement is always wonderful to witness. It borders on obsession.
[…] as I painstakingly made my way through the manuscripts of her early notes and writings, I saw something else. A picture of Stein’s writing as a record of where her body was and had been emerged; every day that she wrote etched itself, not by date, but by shifts in grip and posture and concern and ink, upon the page
Karin Cope. Passionate Collaboration: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein.
I like the way she continues the story with a description of the experience of reading Stein aloud:
For to say the words aloud is to have made, already, a set of interpretive decisions about accent, intonation, scansion; in short, to have engaged the words — or Stein — in a sort of animation.
I take the animation to be less spectoral and more cinematic.
And so for day 702