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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Metaphysics for Sunday

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 AM

From Chapter 1 of R. D. Laing's The Politics of Experience —

"An activity has to be understood in terms of the experience
from which it emerges. These arabesques that mysteriously
embody mathematical truths only glimpsed by a very few —
how beautiful, how exquisite — no matter that they were
the threshing and thrashing of a drowning man.

We are here beyond all questions except those of being
and nonbeing, incarnation, birth, life and death.

Creation ex nihilo  has been pronounced impossible even for
God. But we are concerned with miracles. We must hear the
music of those Braque guitars (Lorca*)."

See also Christmas Day, 2009.

*  Update of Sunday afternoon: A search for the Lorca quote yields
   no result, but Cocteau wrote that "Mon rêve, en musique, serait
   d'entendre la musique des guitares de Picasso. "
   (Oeuvres complètes , Vol. 10, p. 107)

   See also Stevens + "Blue Guitar" in this journal.

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