I’ll Pre-Pod for Castmas: Princess Switch (Lady Audley’s Secret)

Episode Notes

You can find The Princess Switch streaming on Netflix, and Lady Audley’s Secret wherever books are sold but also in a variety of ebook forms at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8954.

Find I’ll Be Pod for Castmas four times a year on the Moonshot Podcast Network https://twitter.com/MoonshotPods and https://cohost.org/christmas

“And yet, and yet . . . To deny temporal succession, to deny the self, to deny the astronomical universe, appear to be acts of desperation and are secret consolations. Our destiny (unlike the hell of Swedenborg and the hell of Tibetan mythology) is not terrifying because it is unreal; it is terrifying because it is irreversible and iron-bound. Time is the substance of which I am made. Time is a river that sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that mangles me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. The world, unfortunately, is real; I, unfortunately, am Borges.”

Freund, es ist auch genug. Im Fall du mehr willst lesen,
So geh und werde selbst die Schrift und selbst das Wesen.
[Friend, this is enough. Should you wish to read more, / Go and yourself become the writing, yourself the essence.]

  • Jorge Luis Borges, translated by SJL