Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Affirmation of the Affirmation is Affirmation

I've been getting high on Barthes--A Lover's Discourse: Fragments--and he, of course, is getting high on Nietzsche (via Deleuze) and Goethe (Werther). When J. and I have our moments (scenes, if you will) I despair, not having a proper hold of myself or him or what it is exactly that has instigated the scene (for it is also something outside us that prompts the disturbance). A hold that doesn't need to hang on something. A gift that dissolves in the giving: "If you want you can..." and I interrupt: because you offered me an out, I know I won't need it.

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