“Wrong” / Memorable Fancies #2384

[“The madman is not always wrong about everything.” – Michel Foucault] Always wrong about everything, sometimes wrong about everything, sometimes wrong about some things, sometimes right about some things, sometimes right about everything. Always right about everything. Yes. Yes. … [Read more...]

“The Mirror-Maker III” / Memorable Fancies #2383

The mirror-maker has placed a different mirror in each room of his home. Originally, he made them to show his ideal self: taller, more assured, less hair-loss, etc. Failure to succeed in this resulted in smashing. But now .... Some of the mirrors show nothing. Others show the inventor the self he’d always secretly wanted to be – but now it was too late. The smashing continues.   … [Read more...]

“I’m good and mad!” / Memorable Fancies #2382

[“Madness as a defense against terror.” – Susan Sontag]        No, it’s the other way ’round; that’s why I watch zombie movies. … [Read more...]

“The Inspection” / Memorable Fancies #2381

Dreaming is idleness here; your orders are to sleep, hurry up and sleep, no time to dream. You must be up soon to mind the Process until it shines, ready for an inspection that could come at any time, inspection by commanders who could arrive at any time to inspect the Process, our Process, we ever-dreamless – machines – … [Read more...]

“The Real Me” / Memorable Fancies #2380

My body? That’s just a shell I use for living, a meaty machine, not The Real Me. I could abandon it at any time, go in search of The Real Me. ... Just watch.   … [Read more...]

“An order of time, ‘to go.’ And then,…” / Memorable Fancies #2379

 [“If only we could at least know that there were merely one or two hundred years to go, that would make things more interesting.” – Jean Baudrillard] That was written long ago. We think anxiously that things are coming to an end, now; others say no, we will endure. The moderate, reasonable opinion is that it will all be over at some future time when there is no one left to notice our passing. Perhaps in one or two hundred years. … [Read more...]

“The Real Real” / Memorable Fancies #2378

[“The philosopher’s first concern is to try, whatever the cost may be, to establish that the real is not the real, since it is the real from which one suffers.” – Clément Rosset] And so I determined that the real is not the real. There. I did it. No more Real to torment me. But now, the Unreal,... … [Read more...]