The following being part 4 of the growing mycelium that happens when I’m alone…
if interested, to-date is accreted here
Relatively speaking, it will all be over soon. For some sooner than others, but soon all the same.
I’ve seen a lake filled with upright sticks and trees.
What’s written on the body dies with it.
There are reasons to stay alive.
A mysterious pressure arrives with “real.”
To think of recounting, embellishment. A pressure to remain “true.” Wherefrom do these come? If I transcribe only facts as they are agreed to – collaborated – I do not accord with “real,” for imagination is always active and participant. It would be like deleting affect.
And yet. To consciously create a re-telling – devise a version – something’s different from experiencing’s bricolage. The positing of author, I-collage, selection of pieces. The pieces also selecting – opportunities for perception.
Only another experience. Another form of framing. A novel utility.
I write – construct a world – at times aiming for mimesis, but, as it happens, the interaction required between resources and agency = experience anyway.
Telling of my son is never writing him, it’s composing MY. Which in no way obviates the Other off whom I riff. Only keeps him discrete from my perception and activates subjectivities for us. Unless I seek to define or contain – to account for him – ab-straction, object-ify. Caesura of love: to falsify.
Whatever one takes as “real” exerts pressures of false.
Demands one set one’s course for “proof” as opposed to “truth” – a demonstration.
It’s experience, either way, and a variant sort – the staking-of-real or searching-for-proof sort – joining a demonstration – no less fabric of experiencing than any other, no less interactive or “real,” ever unique.
Categories falsify. And enable. No matter, still they matter. I relate to them as things. As limits and opportunities. It equals changes. Equaling experience, anyway.
To look toward wife and perceive. To co-orient agreements. Perchance to be/have experience to-gether (to gather). Align what we share in kind.
“Real” being what we organize of reality, changing each moment’s notice (before-during-aft each the moment itself) – unlocatable present. As I collage it (now past tense).
I listen to your story, constructed-on-the-run, as it were. Me too. Co-being. I agree as I edit and reform. Agreements forming knots, not points or solid nodes. Tangles of perceptions, cast, re-cast, and still wet clay. The surface never hardens. When it “seems” there are still seams – a thoroughfare.
How we know that we’re alive, or better, “living” – curse the verbal nouns. There are no steady states – but constructed patterns. Sane inventions. At times. Experience, anyway, “experiencING” – seamingly changeless change.
The urge, in writing, to stay. To thwart or channel flow. Progression of narrative – a pressure. Another experience: the tension of process and now.
Why inscribing haunts us with false. Telling or speaking too. Even in song, something occurs. The fluidity cripples and hardens. We strive to trick it loose. Account for dangling threads at every touch, but even the threads are intangible. Change is a force of form.
I recall. To vocalize back or again. The loop a seductive model. And I fragment. The attempt to be impartially partial (or “real”) winds its way through every act. Acts don’t start and finish, English-infernal-nouning. To name is to kill it is said. To stop up beING. But it seams another example of change, going-on, the ever-activity experiencing. Why fight back (wards)?
Recall: back words? Assembling experience anew? Only different (our noticing change) – i.e., experience, anyway.
To loop is false, such lovely model.