Lexicon for the Provisional Future(s)

Archive for August, 2007

Perpetual Yesterday

August 31st, 2007

img_1654Everlasting, holding on for life, for unlimited time, a need occurring continually, indefinitely blooming in the mind… On the day proceeding today… The time not long past, the ghost of “something ours” that extends in every direction and finds a way to always pull us back while we try to move away from all of that. (more…)

Guilt Trip

August 31st, 2007

road-trip-lhe-096I am the monument resting up the hill. You are the visitor, the pilgrim of history, snapping photos, using a limited language to explain the notion of my importance, happy to admire that which you hardly understand. I deserve every compliment you’ll awkwardly articulate while staring at me. I am the best and the most interesting thing you’ve seen in a while, I am a marvel of historic authenticity and you cannot compare me to anything else, that is how good I am. (more…)

Emotional Jukebox

August 31st, 2007

img_1617Give me that song, and the next one, and the one after that, play me the whole album, everything you think I will (already) know, everything you still remember knowing, because me and you, we need that which needs no translation, and we are going to take the space we need now, to relate – and be awkwardly brilliant together. (more…)

Trans-national fragments

August 31st, 2007

• prefix: 1 across; beyond: transcontinental. 2 on or to the other side of: transatlantic. 3 into another state or place: translate.  — ORIGIN from Latin trans ‘across’
• adjective:  1 relating to or characteristic of a nation. 2 owned, controlled, or financially supported by the state.
• noun a citizen of a particular country.
• noun /frmnt / 1 a small part broken off or detached. 2 an isolated or incomplete part: a fragment of conversation.  — ORIGIN Latin fragmentum, from frangere ‘to break’ (more…)

Overcome Temporalities

August 31st, 2007

• verb (past overcame; past part. overcome) 1 succeed in dealing with (a problem). 2 defeat. 3 (usu. be overcome) (of an emotion) overwhelm
• noun (pl. temporalities) the state of existing within or having some relationship with time. (more…)

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