Saturday, July 19, 2008

#179 The Mathematical Mind



There is no
mantissa—all parts
are present &
counted for. But
the present is the
sum of parts of
the past; the
past is memory.
Sometimes there
is transposition
in transcription.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

#178 Memory









s o u v e n i r
s o u v e n i
s o u v e n
s o u v e    r
s o u v    e r
s o u     i e r
s o      l i e r
s      b l i e r
     u b l i e r
  o u b l i e r

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

#177 Souvenir de voyage



Light travels
between
cultures &
continents at
its own speed,
remembering
where it's been
through multi-
tudinous
museums to
keep mementoes
in & a
sophisticated
mnemonic
technique
for learning
long lists. The
old also move
at their own
pace, but
keep it
simple, visit
few places,
retain few
keepsakes. They
are petrified
of travel, their
travel mementoes
petrified.
Little light.

Friday, July 04, 2008

#176 L'assassin menacé




Il est si calme or
whatever the
colloquial French is
for staying cool
under pressure. Though
strangely inappropriate;
for the cool criminals
of the time were
not assassins but
mainly jewel thieves, a
long line of, mostly
fictional, Fantomas &
Raffles through to (if
not, should be) Sean
Connery. This is
more the following
fin de siècle, maybe
that's what he's
waiting for, the iPod
to replace His Master's
Horn & Hannibal
to get down off
his elephant &
take his place
on center stage.