Friday, May 3, 2013

Standin' in De Nile


On the secret seashore
white like a pigeon
we thirsted at noon;
but the water was brackish.

On the golden sand
we wrote her name;
but the sea-breeze blew
and the writing vanished.

With what spirit, what heart,
what desire and passion
we lived our life: a mistake!
So we changed our life.
-Giorgos Seferis, "Strophe" (1931)


Thersites said...

The secret agent holding the symbolic world together...

Thersites said...

The father qua Thing is what is originally prohibited, i.e., the part of himself that the subject must renounce in order to become "himself," to attain his symbolic identity. Since the symbolic universe is, on the other hand, "held together" by the Name-of-the-Father qua the agency of prohibition, the agent of symbolic prohibition is precisely the object that was originally prohibited. -Zizek, "The Parallax View"

Thersites said...

Prohibition must be prohibited!

"You Shall" becomes "You MUST"!

Thersites said...

Prohibiting prohibition is NOT the same as Affirmation.

Thersites said...

Ariadne... Dionysus awaits!