Empty Days

Tuesday, October 21, 2003



On writing and thinking

Turns out it is a rather time-consuming feature. Blogging the web alias bloating. Words that get wiped out - out of mind, out of sight. A giant waste-basket. Naturally, this was what www was destined to become anyway, and how existence itself is a sort of pollution - loitering around in throngs, whoever, whyever...

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Using language is a delicate endeavor. Thinking and writing are a world apart. I think mostly when I watch movies on TV, when reading somebody else's book, when passively confronting whatever comes to me from out there, where the world lingers. I definitely do not think when I put it all down in writing - or rather, it is another type of thinking, it is about weaving words and other things together into a set-piece of meaning.

And of course it is all very far from meaningfulness.

But surely there is no real need to express what has no beginning nor an end. Plucking out whatever comes forth from the haze, some building-blocks to jostle around. Suggestions mostly. Yes - suggesting is the best one can do. Suggesting how and where one is.





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