Consciousness: James Douglas


If I were asked to make a graph of my mental life, it would not be a curve. It would be a mad succession of zig-zags, dartings hither and thither, leaps upward and plunges downward, like a fever chart. This stranger that I steer behaves oddly and queerly. I cannot explain his behaviour.

James Douglas

Down Shoe Lane (1930)

I especially like ‘this stranger that I steer’!

The illustration is copyright: Bruce Rolff via Shutterstock

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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1 Response to Consciousness: James Douglas

  1. I do agree “cannot explain the behavior”

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