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Yesterday I was reading the introduction to Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet, a book pieced together from two trunks full of writing he left behind after he died. It was also Kafka’s birthday, and because I don’t really believe in coincidence, I started thinking about other writers who left behind trunks full of writing, writers like Emily Dickinson, etc.

To behave as if something is true when in fact you know it is not, in order to deceive people or for fun pretend (that) We can’t go on pretending that everything is OK. Let’s pretend we’re on the Moon. Pretend to do something She pretended not to notice. He’s not asleep – he’s just pretending. To pretend ignorance of the. Chorus: G D Pretend i never happened A Erase me from your mind E You will not want to remember A Any love as cold as mine Verse 1: G D I'll be leaving in the morning A For a place i hope i find E All the places must be better A Than all the ones i leave behind Verse 2: E I don't suppose you'll be unhappy A You'll find ways to spend your time A. About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features Press Copyright Contact us Creators. At its heart, Pretend I’m Not Here is a funny and forthcoming story of a young woman in a male-dominated world trying to find her own voice while eloquently speaking for others. Product Details. ISBN 10: 006244512X. Weebly’s free website builder makes it easy to create a website, blog, or online store. Find customizable templates, domains, and easy-to-use tools for any type of business website.

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Years ago, I read Marian Bantjes’ suggestion for students who want to interview designers for school projects: “Pretend we’re dead.” I stole it for my own contact page: “Pretend I’m dead.”

It occurs to me that “Pretend I’m dead” could also be a compositional method. I hate writing books so much I have goofy fantasies about faking my own death (the COVID era seems like the perfect time to do it — who would know?) and publishing books posthumously.

“Why don’t you assume you’ve written your book already,” Stewart Brand once suggested to his friend, Brian Eno, “and all you have to do now is find it?”

Why not pretend you’re dead and start piecing together a posthumous volume?

Might be a way to get started, at least…

* * * Update 7/12/2021 * * *

A reader sent me a funny parenting version of “Pretend I’m dead.”

Mom gets a call from her adult daughter, who’s in a panic about a trivial situation. “What should I do, Mom?!?”

Mom says, “Calm down. Now, pretend I’m dead. What would you do?”

Another reader said she wished people could read their obituaries before they were dead, which reminded me of the Better Things episode, “Eulogy” (S02E06): “Sam, feeling unappreciated, encourages her children and closest friends to pretend that she’s dead and speak at her pretend funeral so that she may hear how they really feel about her.”

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1[intransitive, transitive]PRETEND to behave as if something is true when in fact you know it is not, in order to deceive people or for funpretend (that)We can’t go on pretending that everything is OK.Let’s pretend we’re on the Moon.pretend to do somethingShe pretended not to notice.He’s not asleep – he’s just pretending.To pretend ignorance of the situation would be irresponsible.I can’t marry her and to pretend otherwise would be wrong.

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2[transitive usually in negatives]PRETEND to claim that something is true, when it is notpretend (that)I can’t pretend I understand these technical terms (=I admit I do not understand them).pretend to do/be somethingThe book doesn’t pretend to be for beginners.THESAURUSpretend /prɪˈtend/ to deliberately behave as though something is true when it is not, either for fun or to deceive someoneMark closed his eyes and pretended to be asleep.She shouted but he pretended that he hadn’t heard her.act to behave in a particular way – often used when saying that someone is pretending that something is true, when it is notPaul acted as if nothing was wrong.She always acts like she’s pleased to see me, but I’m sure she’s not. He enjoyed acting the fool (=pretending to be stupid) and couldn’t care less about his studies.The boy acted all innocent and said that he knew nothing about the money. I tried to act the good housewife when I got married.make out something informal to pretend that something is true, in order to avoid doing something or to deceive someoneI didn’t want to go, so I made out I was busy.She always makes out that she doesn’t have any money.be putting it on informal to be pretending to be ill, hurt etc, especially in order to avoid doing something, or to make other people feel sympathy for youShe’s not really upset, she’s just putting it on.feign interest/surprise/ignorance/illness etc formal to pretend that you are interested, surprised etc‘Oh really!’ he said, trying to feign interest.Sometimes it’s best just to feign ignorance (=pretend that you do not know).keep up appearances to pretend that your life is happy and successful, especially when you have suffered some kind of trouble or lossAlthough we were poor, our family always tried to keep up appearances.She did her best to keep up appearances after her husband left her.to pretend to be someone or somethingimpersonate to copy the way that a famous person speaks and behaves, in order to entertain people, or to pretend to have an officialjob, in order to trick peopleHe’s brilliant at impersonating the president.It’s illegal to impersonate a police officer.pose as somebody to pretend to be someone else, especially someone in an official position, so that it is easier for you to do something bad or illegalHe posed as a doctor to gain access to the hospital.There have been cases of thieves posing as telephone engineers.masquerade as somebody/something disapproving to pretend to be someone or something else – used especially when saying that someone or something is not who they claim to beTheir advertisements are always full of people in white coats masquerading as scientists.It’s not real news – it’s government propaganda masquerading as news.