Sunday, July 31, 2022

I occasionally sacrifice pangrammatical precision to ordinary usage.

Style composes aspects with manners, appearances with surfaces.

A local style collates the aspects of things lying around in a vicinity with the manners of a people going about their business there. It coordinates the surfaces that are manifest with the appearances that are maintained.

A personal style does its own thing as someone or other sees fit.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

What is it about a fact that allows us to write it down?
By this aspect, it is known.
And what is it about an act that lets us put it in writing?
In this manner,* we master it.

*I had previously written "By this conceit" because I needed a "grasp" (ceit = cept) to go with the "look" (spect). I wasn't happy with it because "concept" belongs with knowledge, not power. Then "manner" occured to me and I looked it up: "manus" (hand).

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Sometimes I lack the courage
to tell the truth.
Sometimes I don't have the heart.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Trying is to becoming
as seeming, to being:

between the doing
and the act,
the seeing
and the fact.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Privacy is an institution; secrecy is an organization.

Privacy is an institution; secrecy takes organization.

The beautiful woman goes outside
and is desired.

The intelligent woman opens her mouth
and is believed.

The talented woman gets to work
and suffers.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

The scientist implicates the object in our knowledge.

The politician implicates the subject in our power.