February 8, 2011

a bit from the introductory essay

a little game

AGHAB
GABHA
BAGHA
BAHGA
HAGBA
HABGA
AHGAB
HABHAG

At least one of these arrangements of letters is the name of a sacred event in the religious life of a minority population.  Chances are your ability to identify that name says something about who you are.

My point with this little game is that there are many conceptions and uses of text, from scat to scripture.  Nothing at all prevents us, through simple reordering, from making nonsense out of the most beautiful sentiments ever expressed in words.

a question

What prevents us from authoring the most beautiful sentiments ever expressed in words?

( Consider the act of holding something sacred. )

“To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one’s freedom.”

The words of Nobel Laureate Andre Gide from The Immoralist, with my edits.

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Comments (2)

  1. October 10, 2011
    jackie said...

    wonderful blog. i particularly liked thinking about the edits you made here, and how they change the meaning.

  2. October 18, 2011
    admin said...

    Hey Jackie, nice to hear from you! Been liking your posted drawings lately!

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