not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

what if we are seeing everything backwards as though through a mirror?





consider: "An astonishing phrase from Henri Raynal: 'Language borrows man.'"



(from "Au Jour Le Jour" (Extracts),  paul de roux)

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    1. but which question? mine? or the question language proposed?

      xo erin

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  2. Yes, astonishing.

    !

    As the photos are, in such subtle beauty. Such beauty! The third is . . . beyond words. [thankfully]

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    1. happy is the boy allowed to play with fire:)

      xo
      erin

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  3. ...tutte queste immagini raccontano uno stato d'animo!!!
    mi piacciono!

    Ciao
    CSJ

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    1. csj, i hope so, or rather not tell but reveal...

      thank you))

      xo
      erin

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  4. Get sucked by the words and be seduced by the images.

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    1. ah, damaso, seduction. this is the truth about the truth, isn't it, when it's not busy scaring us? beyond fear is seduction.

      xo
      erin

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  5. La lumière dit toujours la vérité.

    Amicalement

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    1. yanis, such a simple truth if only we could pay more attention.

      xo
      erin

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  6. somebody once asked me: how come the mirrors show as the right inverted with the left, and not the top inverted with the bottom? i didn't know what to answer :-) but i try to imagine how this would affect our way of looking at things, at ourselves...

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    1. roxana, in terms such as these i can't begin to imagine what i look like then from other perspectives, but it goes a long way to explaining how i see others))

      but if this is so of language, as well - ! if there is some sort of disjointedness and inversion and we are its image - !!!

      xo
      erin

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  7. I hope it will return it sometime...

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    1. that is the hope, isn't it? or that we might understand language's intention, or true word.

      xo
      erin

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  8. Any representation is a distortion of sorts, a minimalizing or an aggrandizing, capturing a fleeting instance that exists only in time. If I were to ponder this for more than a few seconds, I get a headache, so difficult it is to know the concept. If you add language as a translator of reality, you compound the problem, as language is colored by our very own history.

    Are we not delving into epistemology from an artistic angle?

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    1. rosaria, we'll use any vantage point we can manage, won't we?

      language is the querulous key, the ultimate chicken and egg, the articulation of this human body: existence.

      xo
      erin

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  9. Intimate...
    Henri Raynal...astonishing phrase...yes
    W.

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"Words at the limit of hearing, attributable to no one, received in the conch of the ear like dew by a leaf." (philippe jaccottet) or even a quiet presence is appreciated))