online:27 april 2008
www. softopia.demon.co . uk
modified: 25 april 2008
epigraph for 2008 and after:
By the shipwreck
Of the singular
We have chosen the meaning
Of being numerous
(the voice of George Oppen in Of Being Numerous, New Directions Books, New York 1969, page 7.)
outside the Louvre
photograph by Kay Moon
old order changes
...at which Numeroso gets up
as he and Utopia and even Unesco re-appear in the noosphere
(as the voices of everyone, of perfection, and of collective action)
and they insist on taking over as the fingers become active
and the old order is changed
the meaning of being numerous, he thinks,
or rather they do, the several billions of us,
thinking elements of evolution, for that is what we are,
from now on we shall insist on retaining this idea,
our raison d'etre, or changed self-picture, our unspeakable aim, our irreducible intention...
insofar as it can be realised in this or other writings...
and with purposive drift...
....at this Numeroso realises
that he has now to become more active than he has been...
since his birth in 1951...
and since he entered public life in 1980...
...oh yes, he has been active all these years,
but almost invisibly so
thinking of the experimental city
and now in this writing,
he and all of us are free to take over from the almighty ones,
and take our public places
while our thoughts, guided by Utopia,
and by the words of
E H Carr
will reveal the realm of mind as indivisible from reality,
of which it is the formative part...
or even the...
...better in silence...
AND AT THIS THE LAST OBSTACLE, NUMEROSO GOES TO SLEEP,
AWARE THAT HE WILL WAKEN TO THE EMPTY PAGES OF THE FUTURE
AND OTHER INVISIBLES...
as the meaning of meaning ceases to matter or to be
for the waiting is done
and something new begins