25 Mar 2007

He drew on himself, every day: strange symbols, lines leading nowhere, circles with no particular inclination. His pens were continually running dry of ink, and if he took a bath, the water stained a blackish tint, as if he were washing away sins. The patterns he drew were a mystery of asymmetry, an ode to chaos; these markings were a war paint to a battle long over, and he had been on the side of the the defeated. No one ever asked him why he did this — there was a certain unknowable poetry to it, and people… people don’t ask questions when they think they already know the answer: he was a sign that the universe was as odd as they imagined. But if they had asked him, “Why?”, he would have answered, “This is what the whole of the world means — this is the way I see it. Each day the pattern changes, and when the old one washes away, I draw on myself what is new… like a reflection of it all that knows what it reflects, a world rewritten in abbreviations.”

posted by John H. Doe @ 12:01 am

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    What would he have said If he was asked “when’s the time for the old ones to wash away?, Does he realize how much the old patterns influence the new patterns which seem to reflect?”

    Comment by rambler — 25 Mar 2007 @ 10:42 am


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    The time is in line with the cycle of the earth: day/night/dawn, life/death/rebirth.

    Comment by John H. Doe — 25 Mar 2007 @ 6:17 pm


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    I couldnt have expected a better answer. May I ask what books do you admire, really like your ideas

    Comment by Rambler — 26 Mar 2007 @ 12:40 am


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    My favorites are Crime and Punishment, and most of your major works of Shakespeare (I have the “to be or not to be” speech memorized). I also like The Stranger.

    Comment by John H. Doe — 26 Mar 2007 @ 1:00 am

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