A body of tested ideas

As soon as we become motionless, we are elsewhere; we are dreaming in a world that is immense
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space via Traci.

 Photo on 7-9-15 at 9.53 PM


Like my body and the marks it wears, my mind is shaped by outer experience. 
I am what I've become because of what was around me.


After rain, 
December 31, 2006

After shower,
October 14, 2009

After bath, 
2010 or 2011

After public park skinny-dipping, 
February 2012

After this evening's sad-bath, 
July 9, 2015


The poetic image is a sudden salience on the surface of the psyche, the lesser psychological causes of which have not been sufficiently investigated. (...) whereas philosophical reflection applied to scientific thinking elaborated over a long period of time requires any new idea to become integrated in a body of tested ideas, even though this body of ideas be subjected to profound change by the new idea (as is the case in all the revolutions of contemporary science), the philosophy of poetry must acknowledge that the poetic act has no past, at least no recent past, in which its preparation and appearance could be followed.
(ibid., emphasis mine)

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