Mother Night: Say What You Mean

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be very careful about what we pretend to be.” Kurt Vonnegut said it best. Perceptions of the self are precarious enough without adding in the idea of perspective. To us, we are who we are. Our being inhabits a crystalline sort of compound, something definitive,…

The Stranger: Recognizing the Sun

Existence is not inherently meaningful. Our direction and purpose is defined, not by our own will but by the will of others and a great state of cosmic indifference that allows this awesome liberty to take hold. This is the stage in which Albert Camus’s masterpiece The Stranger takes place, tackling deep questions about the…