Jan 9, 2007

Daffy Yum - Day 8

It's a thumb! Tom wrote, "The image of the clockwords tugs gently at the author's cuff..." That's what these opening pages feel like, like the tug of memory or pre-memory. Since I've read it before several times, the images of the whole book evoked in these pages is like memory. The first time I read it, though, these were hints of the memories of the narrator, and memories the reader didn't yet have. But in some sense it made the unfolding of the story seem like at least half-memory.

Yesterday weality said...just thought i'd throw this in from Nisargadatta Marharaj.."To know what you are,you must first investigate and know what you are not."

Yes, like a sculptor has to know what is not part of the piece.