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Monday, 6 August 2012

Catalogue

Borges' catalogue of catalogues
Russell’s paradox
the barber
the librarian
which librarian sets out to catalogue a library and then angsts about whether to include it or not -
the philosophical librarian of course
but then the philosophical librarian
would hardly embark on such a task
learning early in the day
that there were far more things to be occupying time with
like the notion of time
the notion of notioning
in oceans of space and time
etc.

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vertical towers
hexagonal
infinite mirrors
Spiegel Im Spiegel
mirror in mirror
in mirror mirror
boxes in boxes
box in box
boxes in boxes
worlds within worlds
russian dolls
infinite series (implied)
on and on
etc. etc.

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round and round
carry on carrying on
endless cycle
ring cycle
Borodin
Wagner
Hitler
Auschwitz
liver and lights
Sisyphus Prometheus Tantalus and more…
tales of transformation
Part and running down to slow and stop
because it has to eventually

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stream of consciousness
ocean of dreams
infinite connections
established coordinates
deep memorology
morphology
shapeshifting
shamanic journey
Jung
Freud
consciously or not
raw sate
Texas
beefed up
American dream
economic nightmare
buried alive
Kill Bill
kiddo

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You put the phone down
no you
no you
you first
no you
see you then
bye
have you gone
now
(laughs)
you first
(both laugh)
no you…

death comes like this
it’s no joke
no one laughs
really
without
the tears run down your face
in the end
finally

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