Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday August 28, 2008

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 5:24 AM
for the writer
known as UD


"Have liberty not as
     the air within a grave
Or down a well. Breathe freedom,
     oh, my native,
In the space of horizons
     that neither love nor hate."

— Wallace Stevens,
   "Things of August"

Remarks on physics, with apparently unrelated cartoon, New Yorker, Oct. 2, 2006

A related visual  
association of ideas —

("The association is the idea"
— Ian Lee, The Third Word War)

From UD Jewelry:

For  fishing enthusiasts: hook pendant from UD Jewelry

by John Braheny

"Hook" is the term you'll hear most often in the business and craft of commercial songwriting. (Well, maybe not as much as "Sorry, we can't use your song," but it's possible that the more you hear about hooks now, the less you'll hear "we can't use it" later.)

The hook has been described as "the part(s) you remember after the song is over," "the part that reaches out and grabs you," "the part you can't stop singing (even when you hate it)" and "the catchy repeated chorus…."

See also UD's recent
A Must-Read and In My Day*
as well as the five
Log24 entries ending
Sept. 20, 2002.

More seriously:
The date of The New Yorker issue quoted above is also the anniversary of the birth of Wallace Stevens and the date of death of mathematician Paul R. Halmos.
Stevens's "space of horizons" may, if one likes, be interpreted as a reference to projective geometry. Despite the bleak physicist's view of mathematics quoted above, this discipline is– thanks to Blaise Pascal— not totally lacking in literary and spiritual associations.

* Hey Hey

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