Friday, September 30, 2005

Dissection (alt. take)

(on a theme by Julio Cortazar, after Ludwig Wittgenstein)

3.22 In a lion the owl is a forgotten object.

3.25 A lion has one and only one complete analysis.

3.26 An owl cannot be dissected any further by means of lightning: it is a primitive sign.

3.3 Only lions make sense; only in the mane of a lion does an owl have meaning.

3.31 I call any part of a lion that characterizes its sense a memory (or a symbol cymbal).
(A lion is itself an instrument of recollection.)

Original version here.

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