All finite concepts
Propulsive logical force
Other by itself
A primordial looking cloudy night builds confidence in mystical secrets. Things-in-themselves sometimes seem to be revealed in the phenomenal. Alternatively, perhaps what becomes apparent is only the Lacanian real, an unchangeable truth that is authentic in reference to both the Self and the external experience dimension.
“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.” – Ivy Baker Priest
Worthless things made attractive to stimulate desire. Higher-level abstraction described from different perspectives opens up visual potential in the boutique. Relationships rather than things define events passing by in the universal time flux.
“Something of great importance now past is inferior to something of little importance now present, in that the latter is a reality, and related to the former as something to nothing.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
Area of knowledge
Firm theoretical basis
When free from the need for absolute certainty, existence becomes much more relaxed. This does not necessarily negate something known to exist or to have happened. It rather means that what is known to exist or comes about may not be everything, or only, what you might think it is.
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” – Marcus Aurelius
After several days of rain, the clouds begin enthusiastically to break. Out walking with the pinhole turret, I search for interesting images of the ordinary, not so much a creation as a discovery and subsequent development. The rectilinear propagation of light can reveal surprises.
“On the whole, and as a first approximation, I would say that to which they give satisfaction by the ways of displeasure is nevertheless–and this is commonly accepted–the law of pleasure.” – Jacques Lacan
Down the hall and out the door, I travel in a whirlwind of directional mystification. Running in place, if there are an infinite number of points on a trajectory, then those points must have no extension. For if they have any materiality at all, then the journey would be infinitely elongated. Under these conditions, the egress threshold can never be approached.
“He had several times tried to explain to me his solution, but I had not yet got so far as grasping the problem.” – Iris Murdoch
A circular process of interdependence is experienced from the crowded city streets. Around a compilation of massive buildings and many people, progress pursues a constant tendency to overreach capacity. Looking up at the structural verticality magnifies the density magnitude.
“All work and all love, the search for wealth and fame, the search for truth, life itself, are made up of moments which pass and become nothing.” – Iris Murdoch
Aggregate change states
Unity of opposites
Constant conjunction is a powerful cognitive abstraction, formulating decisions that drive participation in external events. Thus, patterns of causation are a function of habit, using experience to ground beliefs about things not yet observed. Aesthetics has the potential to reprogram patterns of recognition.
“Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.” – Alfred North Whitehead
A promotional rendezvous on the street builds a lasting friendship. Perfect pick me up on a cold grey day.
“No soup for you!” – Al Yeganeh
Taking in space
Long slow contemplative walks across town really help to delineate quiescent territorial ambiance. The intellectual stimulation experienced among New York City’s thriving and varied aesthetic communities offers up a plethora of visual potential.
“There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is how far is it from midtown and how late is it open?” – Woody Allen
Imagination is activated through action. From the center of oneself, shape and motion invoke other shapes and motions across the universe. It is good to be a participant and not just an observer, responding to the space-time journey.
“And what I experience will depend neither on the point of view I may take up in regard to the object, since I am inside the object itself, nor on the symbols by which I may translate the motion, since I have rejected all translations in order to possess the original.” – Henri Bergson