By Walker Percy
Walker Percy's mordantly humorous and absolutely unique contribution to the self-help booklet craze offers with the Western mind's tendency towards heavy abstraction. This favourite of Percy lovers maintains to allure and beguile readers of all tastes and backgrounds. Lost within the Cosmos invitations us to consider how we converse with our world.
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Shyness is a symptom of such a disorder. Therefore, it is reasonable to seek such help. (b) It is better to read a book about how to get over being shy, anxious, insecure, and so on, than not to read such a book, because one might learn a helpful thing or two, even from a book. (c) It is better not to read such a book because the effects of such books last only during the reading of the book and perhaps fifteen minutes after finishing it, and therefore your despair is only increased. (d) It is better to listen to Leo Buscaglia, because he speaks of such things as love, hugging, and being open to people.
We turned on La Bohème on the FM. She loves Puccini. DONAHUE: C’mon, Allen. What are ya handing me? What d’ya mean you’re happily married? You mean you’re happy. ALLEN: No, no. Vera’s happy, too. AUDIENCE (mostly women, groaning): Nooooooo. DONAHUE: Okay-okay, ladies, hold it a second. What do you mean, Vera’s happy? I mean, how do you manage—help me out, I’m about to get in trouble —hold the letters, folks— ALLEN: Well, actually, Vera has a low sex drive. We’ve always been quite inactive, even at the beginnings— AUDIENCE (groans, jumbled protests): Nooooo.
One such option is a sexual encounter. Another is war. The pleasure of a sexual encounter derives not only from physical gratification but also from the demonstration to oneself that, despite one’s own ghostliness, one is, for the moment at least, a sexual being. Amazing! Indeed, the most amazing of all the creatures of the Cosmos: a ghost with an erection! Yet not really amazing, for only if the abstracted ghost has an erection can it, like Jove spying Europa on the beach, enter the human condition.