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All my blocks


Started reading again this morning. At the moment Sartre is talking about acting and how or if  the way we act demonstrates our freedom. Specifically he is talking about abandon, the act of surrendering completely to sensation. So we abandon ourselves to fatigue, or pain or pleasure. He sees it as a way of trying to get back in touch with our bodies, and through our bodies the physical universe as a whole. It’s quite an interesting idea, I am getting the impression he doesn’t quite approve of the idea of abandon, and of course it doesn’t quite work if you believe that we are purely physical to start off with.

Am taking a bit of a chance and loading up photos of all the blocks I have finished so far. That means I actually have to go and sew some more tonight. Well it won’t kill me, I suppose.