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Mar. 20th, 2006 | 02:18 pm

Just as a reader today scarcely distinguishes all the individual words (let alone syllables) on a page (of every twenty words he randomly selects five or so instead, and 'guesses' the meaning that probably corresponds to those five words), so we scarcely see a tree exactly and completely, with regard to its leaves, branches, color, shape: it is so much easier for us to dream up something approximating a tree. Even in the middle of our strangest experiences, we still do the same thing: we fabricate the greatest portion of the experience and can barely be forced not to observe any one event as its 'inventor'. All of this is to say that we are from time immemorial fundamentally—accustomed to lying. Or, to put it more virtuously and hypocritically, more pleasantly in short: we are all artists much more than we realize.

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from: baddaymonkey
date: Mar. 20th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)

hehe, the first part applies to me SO MUCH here in France. I'll read like a phrase, really understand 3 words and estimate what the rest is about. I don't know if its Lying as much as it really is guestimating for the rest of it though.

Is that Niezche? i almost read him in french.

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from: champagnesheik
date: Mar. 21st, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)

I saw your stone.

Gina and I had fun.

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from: limnrix
date: Mar. 21st, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)

Thanks, you just helped me write a paper on cubism

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Alex P.

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from: wetzel
date: Mar. 21st, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)


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