♪♪♪ O Dreambirdie! O Teejkay!
___What can I say________
___On this frabjous day____...♪♪
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!
So apt, also in the broader context of Doublespeak and sectioning... o, and lobotomy...:
Did you read "We", by Yevgeny Zamyatin (transl. Natasha Randall, Vintage Classics, 2007)? Better than Orwell's 1984, as literature, and Orwell would have agreed, I think , for he knew it:
'This is a book to look out for'
The citizens of the One State live in a condition of 'mathematically infallible happiness'. D-503 decides to keep a diary of his days working for the collective good in this clean, blue city state, where nature, privacy and individual liberty have been eradicated. But over the course of his journal D-503 suddenly nfinds himself caught up in unthinkable and illegal activities - love and rebellion.
Banned on its publication in 1921, We is the first modern dystopian novel and a satire on state control that has once again become chillingly relevant.
Excellent! Strongly recommended, 200 pages.
It also has an amazing heroine, I-330 - that is, if one likes extremely smart, extremely strong and brave women...
...I THINK I may be on the right forum for ME, dear ladies (if our personal prose remains our personal prose that is)...
This is a lovely and lovable humane ... environment, with the right parameters fixed that is...
Wish I could meet you unvirtually! Who knows...
P.S. "In defense" of Orwell: He wrote 1984 while being very ill resp. dying. And Zamyatin just is an amazing writer, very well translated, it seems to me, by Natasha Randall. (Also with a lot of ... for ... Jackie's deeper ... interpretations, I realize... )