Category Archives: Fables, myths & parables

A month of coins

A month of coins purchased what? An explanation for an inexplicable abhorrence left in the wake of defied expectation. A base motive is better than no motive. * Compare me to something and tell me what I am like.” The … Continue reading

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Midas touch v.2

“What can be counted is an instance of a category,” thought Midas. And he reflected on gold, “Is it gold I really love? Or is it the quantity of gold that I have counted that makes my face glow with … Continue reading

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Myth thematics and mathematics

Myths are narrative formulas. In mythological algebra the characters are variables; the plots, operators. * To express an objective matter with precision, mathematize it. To express a subjective matter with immediacy, mythematize it. * Is mathematics inherent in nature? Are … Continue reading

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Cast scotoma

Hermes casts a scotoma instead of a shadow, and wherever the scotoma falls, the ground looks exactly like it should: a human-shaped pool of blindness shimmering with perfection.

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Grid sky

One of the points in the universe from which all the stars appear arranged in a grid, happens to be an inhabited planet. So far it has not occurred to the astronomers of this planet to ask why the stars … Continue reading

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Excavation

Many people believe humankind once possessed truth and then lost it, and so they now look for it in ancient sources. When that truth is found it will be this: the truth made by each future for its future.

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The visionary

There was once a painter whose eyesight was limited to the domain of artistic expression. He was literally blind unless he had a blank or painted canvas in front of his face. When he wasn’t painting or contemplating paintings, he … Continue reading

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