Tuesday, 26 February 2013

First Reading..

Having just read Deleuze’s Dialogues, I’m regretting not taking notes.  This is because some thoughts only arise on first reading. These are evanescent thoughts. Unless you manage to name and clarify them there and then you will lose them. There is no point in saying ‘I will come back to them’. They do not belong ‘in the text’ like seams of precious metal. You cannot return to them or repeat them. They are thoughts of the initial encounter only and exist only at the surface of that encounter. (Just as there are thoughts and affects which arise only the first time one visits a foreign city.)

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