Fiction as Forms of Response as Fiction
“…someone has been through an experience, now they are looking for the story of their experience…
you can’t live with an experience that remains without a story”
“We want to have a reason for feeling this way or that – for feeling bad or for feeling good.
We are never satisfied merely to state the fact we feel this way or that :
we admit this fact only – become conscious of it only – when we have furnished
some kind of motivation”
“the error of imaginary causes”
Sees. Hears. Smells. Tastes. Feels.
Attracts/contracts. Reaches out/recoils.
Pleasure. Pain. Good. Bad. Happy. Hurt.
Satisfaction. Need. Preference. Proclivity. Desire.
“someone has been through an experience”
Simple facts: experience: a living organism encountering its environment and its individuality, i.e. its entity withing environment.
“now they are looking for a story for their experience…”
that is the story, as far as we know.
Feels. Tastes. Sees. Hears. Smells.
Attracts/retracts; Expands/recoils; moves/stays stationary.
Then begins interpretation (the application of imagination to experience):
Pleasure. Pain. Happy. Hurt. Gain. Loss. Excite. Fear. Satisfaction. Need.
Storying. Signing. Duplicitous. “Meaning”: referencing anything outside of experience to occurring experience: compare. contrast. similar. different. preference. proclivity. desire.
Can we live without the stories? Delusions? Imagination – constructions?
Only experience our lives as they occur?
“you can’t live with an experience that remains without a story”
Is that so?
Furthest Remove: that of the question mark – shorthand for infinity.
How quickly inquisitiveness. The infant. Satisfaction. Need.
The gaze, the fuzzy ear pricked, the sniffing, the tongue suck and wail, the grasping arms: ?
“now it is looking for the story of its experience”
A fore and an aft. A this and that. A me and not-me. A feeling and a countering feeling. An imagination. Illusion. Additive.
? = infinity = desire.
In the behavior, in the almost-thought, in the instincts…
Complexly constructed to image-in to experience, alternate experiences.
Metaphor. Meaning. Combine and extract. Wish. Desire.
Preference. Proclivity. ?
Proliferation of experience
When activation of the questioning (quest-ing) ceases, the organism dies.
? = possibility. Potential. Infinity.
Why is it so “difficult” to stop at experience and rather to move on to “experiment”? To weave and unwind. Knot and sever.
as one improvises on the piano”
after Wallace Stevens
“not only do we perceive what we are prepared to perceive,
but we perceive what we want to perceive
our senses carry with them the double ballast
of our preconceptions (imagine!) and our desires (wish)”
after F. Gonzalez-Crussi
“when someone says ‘I stand there perceiving,’ for there read forming,
that is, ‘I stand forming perceiving’…all there’s are forming”
after Madeline Gins
Why? = ? = infinity = abyss = void.
Experience = there is + ?
(when again occurs)
Sees. Hears. Smells. Tastes. Feels. again (imagination begun)
Same. Different. (imagination begun)
Reference rather than new now (imagination begun)
Story construction. Illusion. Apparently infinite desire.
There is “and” (imaginative construction – addition/subtraction)
there is “again” (invention connection – illusion? – difference/similarity – story begun)
“Organism experiences…questions…desires…goes on”
(as opposed to? “reality”? = experience – experience – experience – experience –
like the single-cell’d?)
Just so we’re clear on that, once perception engaged…we’re experimenting, imagining a story.