dearest d. ... those irc logs on los dias are astounding ... how do you read this stuff everyday? ... i mean -- what happens to it -- in your body? ... do you read Kahlil Gibran or someone like that ... not that it's sacred but just that it escapes -- like going deeper and deeper into nature -- one of those physics quotes you had -- where inscription become something else ... but if we think this then somehow we make it 'natural' ... all this death violence first before life .... in 2001: A Space Odyssey way way back when the landscape was vast and horizon true ... it is THE DAWN OF TIME (there's a clue) ... a monolith appears on the earth ... . itŐs black and shiny ... rectangular : monumental ... it has no mark ... its surface is sheer (not transparent) ... it is -- or makes -- a speculatory presence ... . after the appearance of this thing the chimps/apes who witness it -- see/touch it -- look at skeletal remains differently ... suddenly bones become something more than unedible matter ... the biggest chimp picks up a leg bone ... feels its weight ... and starts to break up the remaining skeleton with it ... he raises the bone high in the air between each stroke ... for stanley kubrick and arthur c clarke ... this bone -- remainder of group meal -- is the first instrument ... the first tool ... the first extension to the body segue ... another day ... the big chimp and his clan beat the crap out of some other chimps who want to drink from the same water hole ... establishing territory ... techne and power (war) forever entwined ... . chimp/ape/man throws the leg/arm bone into the air ... jump cut... to a bone shaped space ship -- against infinite black space ... slow imminent segue to the interior of a space shuttle ... decked out like a first class passenger jet ... . a man has drifted into sleep ... . his mont blanc pen floats adrift ... unattatched to any body

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