Thursday, February 24, 2011

Aided, Inspired, Multiplied x500

dead rose

"The two of us wrote Anti-Oedipus together. Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd. Here we have made use of everything that came within range, what was closest as well as farthest away. We have assigned clever pseudonyms to prevent recognition. Why have we kept our own names? Out of habit, purely out of habit. To make ourselves unrecognisable in turn. To render imperceptible, not ourselves, but what makes us act, feel, and think. Also because it's nice to talk like everybody else, to say the sun rises, when everybody knows it's only a manner of speaking. To reach, not the point where one no longer says I, but the point where it is no longer of any importance whether one says I. We are no longer ourselves. Each will know his own. We have been aided, inspired, multiplied."
-- G. Deleuze and F. Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus

we are at some sort of a milestone
having accumulated 500 sorties on this project
(so, half a millestone, then)

if there was a larger scheme of things (there isn't)
then this would be nothing in comparison to it

but i am on the side of volcanoes
and ash clouds

of banks that collapse -- not from rising tides
but from their sedentary state of over-obviousness

of voids in place of regimes

if more had to live without (extensively)
we'd all be living more within (intensively)

i am still whispering on the way to becoming... something
in the larger scream of things

when i get near that target i will know enough to
disengage the inertial guidance system

spiral in
too close

subordinate myself to a trajectory i cannot control
but also cannot abandon myself
to

we must arise again
in the archipelago of becoming

more missives will soon be launched at friendly territory,
their spiral paths signalling the death
of control tower thought

i am sound of mind,
i am sound of body

we are sound

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