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Oblivion

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It could be said that OBLIVION is the aim of all happiness – in sex, love, balance, power, bliss, happiness, religion, sleep etc.

I watched KING LEAR with a friend. He followed it fine until the drop into OBLIVION in III.2 (The Lear scenes from ‘Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks’ onward). It was boring – it was too much for consciousness (and comprehension) and becomes finally “nonsense” (that is, raw feeling). Keeping that balance is the key.

MYTH is ultimately nonsense for the same reason – in referring to nothing conscious a myth has no content (in a certain quantifiable sense).

MUSIC is similarly, lyric-less, just noise.

It could be said that my job in writing is to point the way to oblivion but not to reach it, to suspend the audience between OBLIVION and COMPREHENSION

Oblivion is meaningful nothing

whereas

Logic is meaningless something.

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Written by tomtomrant

11 November 2010 at 10:45 pm

Posted in myth, the arts

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