X is for Xylophone. Xylophone is for exactly percussion. Percussion is for exceeding sound explode explain. Sound is for exemplary sensation expanding. Sensation is for expectant awareness inexplicable explicable. Awareness is for experienced meaning, exposed. Meaning is for extra-understanding, experiment. Understanding is for expeditionary identity, expensive. Identity is for extravagant growth. Growth is for extraordinarily living, examined and exorbitant. Living is for extrovert learning extant exotic. Learning is for expression expressed changing. Changing is for extremity wisdom ex nihilo and exodus. Y is for Yes. Yes is for yesterday, an extensive extinct February excellent. Yes exists inside yeast, extemporising expanding…
Friday, 24 February 2017
E is for Empty. House emptiness, the shape of everything and no one home. Garden emptiness, greenery left alone to get on with living. Street emptiness, a two o’clock feeling for no good reason. Screen emptiness, a million particles of unimportant information. Building emptiness, form and function lost to demolition. Carpark emptiness, just acres of white lines for skateboards. Shop emptiness, the whole arcade up for lease. Wallet emptiness, not even a lucky Malaysian ringgit. Seaside emptiness, nothing in February between you and the horizon. Globe emptiness, yet again trying to imagine us turning through space. F is for Full.
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Q is for Quaint, where “lies always now the notion of a certain curiosity and oddness, however these may be subordinated to ends of beauty and grace.” As, for example, the bustle, a pre-modern teapot, or the ‘ancient’ ramparts supporting the railway bridge over Burgundy Street, Heidelberg. Q itself is quaint, in its own way, whereas the word “had once simply the meaning of elegant, graceful, skilful, subtle.” Like the shift, a post-modern teapot, the upgraded Heidelberg bridge, Burgundy Street. R is for Richard Chenevix Trench (February reading) the quaint-not-quaint archiepiscopal philologist who noted this distinction in his ‘Select Glossary’(1859).