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On trouve de la vérité partout

En lisant Prochain épisode de Hubert AQUIN, j’ai lu un paragraphe d’un telle vérité que j’m’suis arrêté, et j’en ai lu peut être trois ou quatre fois encore:

La psychiatrie est la science du déséquilibre individuel encadré dans un société impeccable. Elle valorise le conformiste, celui qui s’intègre et non celui qui refuse ; elle glorifie tous les comportements d’obéissance civile et d’acceptation.

Je n’ai pas de grand-chose à dire au sujet de ça ; je crois que c’est assez vrai, et j’ai voulu simplement en montrer.

Getting settled

Living in Rez has some benefits, but right now I’d much rather have a full kitchen at my disposal, and not be relying on the meal plan. While a meal plan is great when the cafeteria is working, when it isn’t, there’s really not much that you can do about eating on what you’ve already paid. So, it’s over to the Provigo to get some food, and shelling out beyond that sunk cost. If I weren’t living in Rez, I could actually use the discount they offer for students (since it requires at least 50$ of purchases), but instead I guess I’ll need to just accept that any time I want to eat really late, I’ll be paying just that much more for the privilege. On the other hand, we’ve got the Underground City right here, replete with shopping opportunities, some of which are actually cheap enough for a cash-strapped college student like me!

In other curious events, I have found a new book to read for the time being — it is At Swim, Two Boys, by Jamie O’Neill. It’s a Queer Historical Fiction set in Ireland in 1915 and 1916. While I’m loving it immensely at the moment, the mix of incomprehensible Irish slang and the frequent, sudden shifts to stream-of-consciousness style writing make the reading difficult. Also, this book is not for someone who is fearful of or squicked out by gay sex … as a Queer Fic, it’s full of it, and requires a slightly open mind. Happy reading!

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