the revolution of everyday life
Someone said, "What name is not diminishment?"
He couldn't help but agree. Yet as he began to recite,
one name after the other, both mentally and out loud,
he came to realize that this was rather as a door
which both framed and opened vaster spaces.
he opened his eyes.saw no further
than he did with eyes closed.
he closed his eyes.
as distant as those
with eyes open.
he was no longer afraid of windows
or their frames.
people rarely came to visit.
so in an attempt to gain insight into what it would be like to be a guest,
he decided to spend some time in his spare room.
now it is doubtful that he will bother to come back himself.
"Aren't most of the trivial incidents of daily life like this ridiculous
adventure? But in an attenuated and diluted form, reduced to the
duration of a step, a glance, a thought, experienced as a muffled
impact, a fleeting discomfort barely registered by consciousness
and leaving in the mind only a dull irritation at a loss to discover
its own origin?" (Raoul Vaneigem)
- ▼ November (18)
- ► 2009 (107)