Thursday, August 21, 2008
How often do we have ideas?
My little nephew, noting that I always carry a notebook asked me, “Uncle Gary, how often do you have an idea?”
A razor can shave a table but not itself.
We can imagine our lives as a turnip but it wouldn’t help.
I was surprisingly unsure of the answer.
Kindness / kindness // trees
What exactly constitutes ‘an idea’?
Sandwich topping, written on a menu: “alphalpha”
What is the process of “having” an idea? A scribble? A fully formed notion?
What’s a ‘new’ idea? How different does it need to be?
Colour is the deeds & suffering of light – Goethe. What’s language?
Noting some new aspect or relationship—is that an ‘idea’?
Letters exist in 4D space, the spacetime of thought, ideas, language. What are the basic forces of this language spacetime? Meaning? the visual? verbal? oral? grammatical? aesthetic? physiological?
Is imagining an umbilical cord coming out of a semi-colon a new idea? If I’ve done antlers, are tree roots different? What if it was the letter ‘A’?
The window framed / the thumb print
Not a period for a bindi, a semi-colon.
If you have an idea that you've had before, but think it is new, is it 'new' then?
Kindness / kindness / kingness
Can you have part of an idea? Something like the bun without the meat of an idea?
One day, after months of trying, K. found himself transformed into a giant insect.
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