The Colour of Magic

If it is your contention that colour is a representation of a particular wavelength of light, then magenta would not be deemed a colour. It does not have a wavelength and we can find no sign of it on the visible spectrum This ‘pinky-purple’ sensation is the brain’s way of making sense when assailed by … Continue reading The Colour of Magic

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So I turned myself to face me, But I’ve never caught a glimpse

We always seem to underestimate the business of ‘transformation’. This is perfectly understandable when we look at the particular type of transfiguration the human might undergo; The process sometimes termed ‘enlightenment’. In this case we are forced to speculate from an entirely occluded position. It is like the caterpillar hypothesizing on the butterfly; They are … Continue reading So I turned myself to face me, But I’ve never caught a glimpse

Musing on Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore

‘Johnnie Walker’ is one of the more enigmatic characters in this novel; As with ‘Colonel Sanders’, the other deeply ingrained product logo, they seem to be devices to denote a ‘concept made visible’. Colonel Sanders reinforces several times to Hoshino that he is neither a god, nor a buddha, he is a ‘metaphysical conceptual object.’ … Continue reading Musing on Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore

Gazing north from a Cretan shore

Having just returned from the beautiful Cretan idyll, and now here, back in the northern lands of the Deira, i find myself slowly readjusting. Greek food, wine and hospitality; A daily pre-breakfast swim in the sea and plenty of reading! As ‘idyll’ implies; Ideal but sadly unsustainable. ‘Kafka on the shore’, as audiobook, was a … Continue reading Gazing north from a Cretan shore

Brahman, you cunning dreamer of worlds — Philip.K.Dick

It is an omni-faceted revolving sphere of some kind, reflecting back at us what we project. Well Brahman, nice to meet you, you cunning dreamer of worlds, how obliging you are, right down to minute trivia. Not only can you assume any form, but all forms. I always come back to you when I push … Continue reading Brahman, you cunning dreamer of worlds — Philip.K.Dick