Tuesday, November 10, 2009



nICK,

lOOKING UP hEIDEGGER NOw.
wHAT DOES THE TEXT READ IN/THIS PHOTo?

cONTEMPLATING dEATH,
i CHUCKLE/AT MY pEASANT sHOEs


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5 comments:

Devika said...

Oh is this the other mysterious photo?? It definitely is :)

and again very enjoyable additions except for this last one...death and me were old lovers...many times he had come to me...any mention and i get nervous :)

wishes,
devika

bandit said...

I think we're more afraid of the actual event than the thing itself.

Devika said...

True....and i don't know like most of those romantics, i saw death as my eternal lover...fantasizing about it -- but when it almost knocked me down (thrice it happened) i knew it was not just about me...but my family too suffered much more than me -- and then this nervousness comes -- Yet, there is that strange instinct to walk into it, and then turn off! :)

wishes,
devika

bandit said...

I'd never read Heidegger (my nephew was a philosophy and art major ) and when I saw this installation I wrote a slightly different version of the poem. It just so happened to be a direct quote from H. himself on a thesis of the origins of art.
My nephew thought I was clairvoyant! Not so...
I've been introduced to Mr. D a time or two, and the experience was a calming one, for me anyway-surprising how at the moment of certainty how peaceful and accepting you become-until you remember your loved ones who need you. Then, the Carp becomes the Dragon!

Devika said...

true, Williams :)

about that clairvoyance -- I am not surprised...It happens more frequently than we ever imagine,

Heidegger is not familiar to me..in fact i have noted the name to search and read :)

wishes,
devika