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From the David Armstrong Archives
David Armstrong used to write a delightful Substack newsletter called A Perennial Digression, for which he also recorded several interviews. He has, for various reasons—mostly having to do with time—ceased writing and recording for the publication. The contents are still available online (somewhere), and he has kindly provided me copies of the four interviews he recorded with me, which I am in the process of posting (at intervals) on the YouTube annex of Leaves in the Wind. Two of those conversations already appear as links in this newsletter (“To Dwell in Evanescence” on 20 January 2022 and “The Imaginal and the Poetic” on 7 June 2022). This conversation, however, is appearing here for the first time, and seems especially relevant to the topics of my post from a day ago. Mind you, the discussion goes in many other directions as well, taking in such matters as Buddhist and Vedantic metaphysics, Indo-Chinese religion, Asian literature, divine monkeys, Catullus, Latin pronunciation, and so forth.