Friday, November 21, 2014

Keeping IT Real


              Keeping IT Real.

This assumes Get Real has already occurred
so that Keeping It Real becomes a matter of
sustainability; not at all the same deal, these 2:
                Get and Keep

Get REAL.  Sure, but there are three, if you
   don’t mind my  saying so and  insisting
           (for the sake of argument): 

              3 Realities

if you’ll let me differentiate: a triad, of course;
but  you can improve  my terms and images;
for you, there may be many realities; for me:
             3 is all I can  juggle…

             Reality I : HAP.
     What’s Actually Happening,
                happily of course:
                 HAP HAPPENS
                and is what IT is
    & it’s beyond me and all of us I bet
    —but let me know if you can take it
                all in. We’ll talk.

     Reality II: generated & sustained by
   Ways we Talk about HAP

 This REAL is the World-We-Live-in, what  Jung
calls Creatura; I like to call it Alma Matrix: the
ways-we- talk—our common sense:  disciplines,
traditions, conventions & conveniences, caves &
closets, habits & habitats domesticizing & taming,
familiarizing HAP,  so to speak, to suit our terms
of desire and  species-Procrustean-Beds. Fictions
to Live By:  generating our shared facts and factions.

   Reality III: emerging again & again:
                        originating out of
                     Ways we talk about
                  Ways we talk about HAP

 Look: it gets loopy here. Somewhat vertiginous.
Here is a philosophical “repentance,” (turning back
to the source of our terms & images, origins of
our representations);  here is recursive self-reference
where the topic seemingly talked about  is NOT the
TOPIC  but merely means (media) for talking about
the ways-we’re-talking;  the WAYS (not the WHAT’s),
fore-grounded for consideration so as to dig up
reality II assumptions built-in & hidden by a common
sense that shapes our disciplines, preserves our traditions.
Reality III  mode: snuffle-up & un-cover the operating
&  controlling meta force of Reality II which seals-in &
influences any  practice so as to to feel like it’s doing justice
to Reality I  for  crying out loud  so as to Get R Done,
practically  speaking—or  pragmatically: as you like it.

In order to  not  be collapsed, conflated or confused with
Reality II or  Reality I realities, I characterize this
Reality (III) as: Trickster Reality, Translator  Reality,
Mediator Reality, In-Betweener Reality, Hermetic
Reality, maybe Isomorphia;  I sometimes call it Yin-
Yanger Reality because it is NOT yin nor yang but not
neither either and really might be said  to regulate if not
govern the relationship between  the other 2 plus I don’t
mind indulging my idiocy  and calling IT whatever.

The more names the better, I’m  sure. Whatever helps
prevent collapse, conflation, and confusion with the
other 2—so as to relate.  

Douglas Hofstadter (Goedel, Escher, Bach) indicates
this realm as   UN   and I guess Buddhists call it  MU
to indicate  notno you did NOT, Can’t touch this, etc..
                      Not reality I (Hap) &
          Not Reality II (ways of talking about hap)
         I call it Reality III (ways of talking about
                ways of talking about Hap: a mode.)
    Metalogue (dialogue about dialogue) and
        Dialectic [literally: talk which talks
                    across (dia)  itself]:
       are 2 other ways this reality is manifest,
         a reality of conversation going on.
          a conversation about conversation
             meta-converse, say, talk that
                  talks about itself talking

      (representation of dialectic going on &on)

I was saying  at the outset: Keeping IT Real assumes
one has ( by some means or other) already Got Real.
       Keeping IT   Real is a horse of another color,

  Father & Mother & Uncle John
             Went to market, one by one.
                           Father fell off! Mother fell off!
                                        But Uncle John went on, and on,
                                                                And on, and on, and on.

A matter of  sustainability, ongoing practice: a cerebral
and  affective Gold’s Gym, say, working-out incessantly:
galloping a wallop, voluptuous & voluntary, whimsical &
primordial, legendary & myth-o-logical—not to be collapsed,
conflated and confused with Logic & The Analogicals.  


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