Everything feels familiar, but something about the world has been turned upside down...wickedly, flinchingly, fabulously upside down. - Charles Jensen
It's fun to think about...and it's probably true. - Kasey Silem Mohammed
A story for remembering.
- Maureen Seaton
from Michel Foucault's preface to
The Order of Things:
“This book first arose out of a passage in Borges, out of the laughter that shattered, as I read the passage, all the familiar landmarks of my thought - our thought, the thought that bears the stamp of our age and our geography - breaking up all the ordered surfaces and all the planes with which we are accustomed to tame the wild profusion of existing things, and continuing long afterwards to disturb and threaten with collapse our age-old distinction between the Same and the Other. This passage quotes a 'certain Chinese encyclopaedia' in which it is written that 'animals are divided into: (a) belonging to the Emperor, (b) embalmed, (c) tame, (d) sucking pigs, (e) sirens, (f) fabulous, (g) stray dogs, (h) included in the present classification, (i) frenzied, (j) innumerable, (k) drawn with a very fine camelhair brush, (l) et cetera, (m) having just broken the water pitcher, (n) that from a long way off look like flies.' In the wonderment of this taxonomy, the thing we apprehend in one great leap, the thing that, by means of the fable, is demonstrated as the exotic charm of another system of thought, is the limitation of our own, the stark impossibility of thinking that.”
It reminded me of Andre Breton and cats.
- Bruce Covey
A short defense of how we are plural.
- Arielle Greenberg
Cartoon tectonic plates...words falling asleep in one dream and waking up in another...the way they enter the mind, and so reside. - Skip Fox
lame house press, 2015