"The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits." G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, July 19, 2012


...notions, as it happens to be the case, obtain, period. However, there are those that half obtain, obtain only in part, or don't obtain at all. Some even believe, that those that do both, that is to say obtain and don't obtain - all at once - are not that uncommon at all! And who could forget those that obtain only when others don't, and vice versa. Not to mention those that passively obtain - by default, as it were - while those who wish nothing else but to obtain, attempt to comfort themselves with the belief that, surely were they to obtain at all, they would be stuck with it - "it", being that which one presumably discovers once one obtains. I wish to say only this: it appears to me, that the most curious of all, are those which I shall call notions. For...

à la Carroll, Lem, Russell, Dr. Seuss.

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