29 January 2007


It seems like it should mean more than surrender. Perhaps because it has more syllables. I distrust simple synonyms. There should be a modicum of variation in meaning between words, even if it's only a hair's breadth. I prefer capitulation to surrender regardless. Irrespective of their identical meanings, surrender seems to be something demanded by another party, while capitulation is a decision one makes for oneself. That could just be the candy coating on a bitter pill though, I don't know.

I accepted a job at a small wine merchant in Edinburgh last week. I start soon.

The book's prologue is proving excruciating to rewrite, but worth it.

Beethoven's Sonatas and The Be Good Tanya's The Littlest Birds compete for airtime on my playlist at the moment. An odd mix, but a good one.

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