Monday, October 6, 2014
Nobody loves the Non-Linear
What seems the
of thought is only the
distribution of the
whole into causal
Emerson: commenting on the difference if not
relationship between thinking on the one hand
(so to speak) and its manifest expression as
linear sequence and succession one after the
other, time after time like these words on a
screen: sequential, but the thought is whole: an
all-at-once-ness parsed into beginning-middle-end,
simultaneity translated into cause & effect, eternity
chrono logical-ized: the song over but the melody
lingering on how could it be otherwise?
Digitalized! damnit—a violence to the whole.
I am a miser: holding on to what I got: this &
that & that. No way can I let go my because &
affect, reasons-why, explanatory interpretations
& blame-ations, escape goating terms of desire
one after another in time and space.
Spirit on the one hand. reduced to letters on
the other hand: words, sentences I can sulk
over, sanctify,quibble and correct.
Here’s how. Here’s why. Here’s when.
Me measuring all things & no things,
so as to see & say hap happening happily
one thing after another reducing the whole into
causal sequence for the sake of convenience if
not always convention.