When the plague spread to towns they didn’t know how to stop it; even quarantine didn’t work. There was a wink of tampering in the seven granules. A cross-check against catalogues of astronomical catalogues tells you that no known body in the Solar System should have these coordinates and drift. But these were the local animals. Did you know Slippery Easel or Marked Man? In other words, to do philosophy of mind properly, we need to study the multiple ways in which subjects develop as a result of different social practices. Suddenly, TINY SPINOZA and his Filipino wife, EXASPERANZA, storm in. ……. EXASPERANZA: Shelly, you look fabulous, just fabulous. For SPINOZA, all beings, including stones, are to some degree animate. It has a very helpful bibliographical essay at the end entitled ‘Reading the New Thassology.’ My key does not fit the reptile door : my key is basted with rust and grease : the thought of entry makes it molt a commodity that damages its traders : light, more light the magpies call : and are blinded. In her book On Beauty, Elaine Scarry claims, “at the moment we see something beautiful, we undergo a radical decentering.” It may seem like a stretch to go to the airport looking for beauty, but suppose that in the midst of hustling from security checkpoint to departure gate you could actually achieve such a sensation? Of course, the problem is that such an experience can arrest you, and make forward motion suddenly difficult: you’ve been radically decentered, and are no longer in control of your own body. This isn’t the best state, perhaps, to be traveling in. But maybe, with practice, it could inspire a different form of air travel, one more open to contingency and flux. On the other hand, didn’t Isabelle Allende say, Erotica is using a feather. Pornography is using the whole chicken. A hand clasps a beam of wood. Your request is being finalised. Air pressure drops. Driving to Steve Reich’s “Music for Eighteen Musicians.” And the percolator joins in. Fixate on a vowel. A slideshow of well-washed atmospheres. A capsule or a frond. Tomahto is another day. The invention of the boat was the invention of shipwrecks.
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I fink u freeky and I like you a lot. Zef is decked out hoopties with fur on the dash. And you’re sitting in this little fishing village in the bottom of the world, and it feels like almost like it’s like too-fast-too-furious, WWE, WWF. A kid wearing a 50 Cent t-shirt in North Africa for me is fokken zef. Apocalyptic poverty style. Zef is next level shit. Now a verbum absconditum was spoken to me, and my ears as if by stealth received the veins of its whisper. In the horror of the vision by night, when deep sleep is wont to hold men, fear seized me, and trembling, and all my bones were shaken. Trump Baja’s slogan is Owning here is just the beginning. “The beginning of what?” Let Ahimaaz rejoice with the Silver-Worm who is a living mineral / For there is silver in my mines and I bless God that it is rather there than in my coffers. We’re gonna use these first, bunny. You can open your eyes. Close em. Now close em. I wish you could go on the waterslides. But you’re pregnant. If you’re pregnancy, your heart’s bad, if you have a broken bone, or a back condition. I read the signs! Yep. You can’t. Your other – your baby down here. Why aren’t you pooting, then, or does it hurt? She does. The clown needs some medicine … The inclusion of the tulips does however throw up a number of questions: What are the tulips determined to do? How does a tulip show that it is determined? If the tulips have emerged from ‘heaven’s side door’ then which planet is it that they are marching to the figurative edge of? Are we meant to assume that the planet is our own? Why did only some of the tulips leap of the edge of the planet? What did the others lean into or against? Were the tulips, like bad angels, expelled from heaven or did they leave of their own accord? How does a tulip (determined or not) get to be in heaven? I only have soy sauce and milk and Malabah lotion in my refrigerator. Wittgenstein kept his tweets in a box.
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