Saturday, December 02, 2006

The End of the Wall of Time | 2. Attempt

"Vielleicht verliert ein jeder von uns den Ueberblick genau in dem Mass, in dem er fortbaut am eigenen Werk, und vielleicht neigen wir aus diesem Grund dazu, die zunehmende Komplexitaet unserer Geisteskonstruktionen zu verwechseln mit einem Fortschritt an Erkenntnis, waehrend wir zugleich schon ahnen, dass wir die Unwaegbarkeiten, die in Wahrheit unsere Laufbahn bestimmen, nie werden begreifen koennen. Begleitet einen der Schatten Hoelderlins ein Leben lang, weil man zwei Tage nach ihm Geburtstag hat?" (W.G. Sebald)

It has been a while since
the inscriptor has attempted to carve
something reasonable into the wall
of time. It has also been exactly a year
since this logfile was started.
I think it is fair to say that
every thing has been tried out,
every possible trick has been played
—to no avail.

The inscriptors remain on their own,
the passage of time makes them lose
their hair, lose their girlfriends,
lose their minds, lose their lives
(in no particular order).

It should all come to an end,
to a halt—and if the time cannot
than so please shall our fight with it.

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