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June 26, 2010

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Wonderful week of posts, Greg! "Solastalgia" is an apt description, but feels both melancholy and passive at a time when I am looking for language that will inspire action!!!

It could be endlessly interesting to think of O'Hara and the possibility for Solastalgia, especially in light of his (in)famous statement: "I can't even enjoy a single blade of grass unless I know there's a subway handy, or a record store or some other sign that people do not totally regret life." He might be more solastalgiac for the loss of the V train or Albee Sq. and in terms of urban pastoral that might be completely appropriate.

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