Tuesday, March 1, 2016
the explain game
On the other hand, isn't there something to be said for the moments (or perhaps years) before a particular event can fall credibly under the explanatory scalpel ... the time when what is simply is without any sage Post-its appended?
I'm not sure, but I think I think that examining a world without explanation is not better or worse, but rather deserves examination as something that cannot be dodged. Without some capacity not-to-explain, explaining takes on a frantic and self-serving quality that cannot stand up in the tight places.
Maybe it's like having five fingers: No need to obsess about it, but not to know and acknowledge would be stupider still.
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I recently heard someone say "i can explain it to you, but i can't understand it for you". And just being curmudgeonly i have to wonder, if knowing something doesn't fall short of the reality.ReplyDelete