Friday, January 11, 2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
I ask the gifted (or would), figuratively speaking: “What is ‘genius’?”
I’d prefer to seek the gifted non-figuratively: those who’ve dwelled with the reality of their own talent (irt their preferred domain and their hope for lasting influence), so that we may dwell together in issues of leading mind— I, to learn from “you”; you and others to have a neat chance to influence me (please).
-- 8:11 PM
Normally, ‘retrojection’ means “projection into the past” (M-W Unabridged). M-W offers the base-word (transitive verb) example: “...retroject an hallucination into one's childhood.” That seems kindred to displacement, if not exclusion or suppression. “It’s past now...merely past.”
But “the past” is a construction derived from a living sense of pastness (being “past”) that is thereby differentiating presence from presence-no-more: being there: “past.” Feeling pastness irt something allocates that to presence-no-more, yet referring to the past is a pretense of definition (enframing) that is either relative to a narrative about a segment of pastness or is implicitly containing pastness altogether as something discretely apart from being now.
-- 12:45 PM