This blog will comprise a collection of ephemera, mess and miscellaneous artifacts reflecting on the writer's life.
Friday, November 25, 2005
the space between
My friend Christian, who I wrote about here, who knows alot about mime, is writing a book about space.
She believes that we all suffer because we do not allow spaces between things but hurtle from one activity to the next.
For example, when my daughter comes in from school, she needs some vacant time just aimlessly doing nothing much, before she does the next thing.
This seems obvious to me, as I love mooching about and being aimless.
(Blogging is a wonderfully aimless thing to do)
When he was my supervisor, Brian was encouraging about the sitting in on the bus style of Phd writing and I thought this was very important.
Space as a category, has been written about here and also in this book, which I adore.
We are back to the wonders of the French intellectual.
They gave us Descartes, existentialism, Bourdieu, Bachelard, Kristeva and Irigaray.
What more can one want?
Ah yes, I forgot one vital person
Lacan. How could I have forgot?
PS Christian said that while she was writing her book, it is now too cold to write a book so she is resuming it in the Spring.
Meanwhile she will steam.
I might do the same with the blog unless it gets warmer.