“All discourses…would then develop in the anonymity of a murmur…
What difference does it make who is speaking?”
“We talk only because of a persistent desire to understand what is it we are saying”
“Again and again there is the attempt to define the world in language and to display it –
but that doesn’t work”
According to a receipt yellowed in the pages of The Impossible book, 16 years ago I purchased the Story of Rats by Georges Bataille.
“What are you ‘getting at’?”
“What do you mean by ‘kernel’?”
Questions are asked. I ask them myself.
Today I got bored of it.
Uncertain I ‘get at’ anything. Doubtful even that ‘I’. Yet “feel” pursuit of some ‘kernel.’ In other words, because, simply, ‘other words’ (fore-words, afterwords) sometimes eventuate communication…
…as if experience were an undifferentiable ocean of moving waves – incalculably deep waters ever in motion – unstoppable, interminable, immersive, and overwhelming – and something splashes, a cup dips, a boat prow plows its way, an arm drops, or rock, or bird flashes down talons – and a surface becomes, is broken…
…ruin. Ruined. Inalterably (no, that’s not accurate – rather incessantly alterable, altering, altar-ing, alterity – othered and changed) altered, altared – SACRIFICED to perception, experience – peering-in-out-of, or peering/prying-out-of-in, out-of-pry-into
Rue-in, is what ‘I’ seem to do. Bring sorrow, lack, and loss with each perception, each calling, each again/comparison/re-cognition…Ruin, rue-in. Touching, seeing, tasting, smelling, hearing – continual selection and ignor-ance (DE-selection, de-lectory, de-clamation, di-visory…) rues-in, sorrows-in, i-dentifies creating lack, erasure, damage.
“What happens – ?”
The temptation together [to gather]…to peer and pry into, in, with…to test and to try…to extract and bring, to-gather… to form-u-late. AFTER experience, to create other…posit(-ion) a “You,” “out,” exo-, ex-tend, ex-plain, ex-haust, ex-hilerate and ex-aspirate…to KILL, CRUSH, SLICE, DIFFERENTIATE…’I’ hiding somewhere in All and Every.
An ‘I’ in All is AIL. Rue-in.
“Wouldn’t it be better if we didn’t get sick? But we do.” – Jan Zwicky
“Don’t be so hard on yourself…we all…”
Separate, tear, disjoint, di-chotomize, di-vulge, de-story, de-struct [de-con-struct i-we-form de-form]
As I was saying, try-pry-di-ing to say…
“Who? When? Where? How?”
Tri-, di-, all in-volves, in-volutes, con-volutes a cutting, a ripping, a be-lying of de-struction – as it crafts an alternate structure (con-struction)…
Oui. We. Yes. The sense that Is the sense of being-thrown, dropped, something making a splash, separating the waters… a kerneling, an ob-ject (re-ject, ab-ject) dis-turbance that sub-jects turbulence…
Thrown. Splash. Change. Alteration. Altaration. Altarity. Othering. For-IN (foreign)… kernel.
“What are you ‘getting at’?”
“So that’s what you mean by ‘kernel’? Dis-turbance… Turbulence… something must be… in order to…”
“What thing? Why?”
“In the beginning was the Word… was God… and God moved…and divided the waters…” (John 1:1, Genesis 1:1, 6, KJV) a Bar, a “firmament,” a permanent Between “called Heaven.” And so separating, separation be-gins…from the first very first motion, movement, change… ex-pulsion, ex-crement, ex-ultation, ex-is-stance. Out. OUT. OUT-of… posit-ion.
“You’ve lost me…”
“Oui – what are you ‘getting at’?”
Ex-perience. Prying, peering. Trying. Be-ing separates? Dis-joins? Dis-tracts? ‘I’ am a rupture. Dis-rupts: not two, not one. I stray, strive, volition, volute…de-story, de-volve. What am ‘I’ but a weapon-blade? Rue-in. And thus I speak, say with pointed pen…poke and pry and terrorize – ex-perience.
“Glorious or gory-ous – visions are di-visions”
So it seems…
“So it is…”
Is, was, will be spoken into/out-of our stance (existance)…falsified di-visions…
“I cannot get beyond language by means of language”
8 thoughts on “Hyphen & Hymen, Pt. 1”
But language can be extended. In doing so, we jump into something new. On the other side, we also only have language, but its expressive power has been extended.
indeed! Have you read Vilem Flusser’s “Philosophy of Language” about intellect and extension? Thinking you might like 🙂
Thanks for the hint. 🙂
Just read the German Wikipedia article about him. What an interesting thinker! Thanks again.
He is a very interesting thinker and worth pondering!
The beauty of uncertainty is the assurance of discovery. And you are full of discovery. Endless discovery. 🙂
Thanks always for your perspectives Jean – always discoveries for me
Always welcome, Friend. 🙂