Sunday, October 17, 2010

if you ask me for an answer to a question you have not yet asked, will i tell you a story you've heard before?

13 comments:

Lazarus Lupin said...

I do not believe so. For if you tell it, it will be new again. Just as I can't cross the same river twice because we have both changed between crossings.

Lazarus Lupin
art and review
http://strangespanner.blogspot.com/

RW said...

Every time I arrive at a place for which I haven't left yet something gets lost. Things that are missing before I lose them are bad enough - but things that appear before they actually exist are just frightening. And the worst part is where you return to the place you started from before you left to the place you're returning from.

But I may have gotten ahead of myself...

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Can you remember a time when you were upset, embarassed, afraid and didn't want to vocalize the question, but still wanted to hear an answer? Probably you didn't want to ask because you felt you already knew the answer and didn't want to face it. So....in answer to your question, yes, your answer will probably be one I've heard before.
Does that make sense?????
Rosemary

The militant working boy said...

When you want an answer to something you cannot ask, haven't you heard it all before?

anne artist said...

rw.......i was not sure which of two drawings to post. the one i did not select had a question that was almost identical to your last sentence......

and i love all the sentences. the circles spiraling into circles.......

anne artist said...

in fact, rw, i honor of your comment, i will post the other drawing today!

i am somewhat slowed down by a virus which came upon me yesterday. i have been in the land of dreams, very vivid ones.....the land of wakefulness seemed not to be an option. it is a gift to return to these comments and the images they give.

anne artist said...

yes, rosemary, it makes sense to me.

if i know you or even if i am able to hear what you are saying when you are not saying it, then i might tell you a story that like lazarus says, you have heard before but yet it will be new because we have each been crossing rivers and discovering who we are on the other side.

lazarus......is it not amazing how the same words, the same stories can awaken newness and images of how we have traveled the invisible river that runs through life...

if i heard you tell me the same story, and if i did not focus on the fact that you were repeating yourself, what would i hear? and if you ask me for an answer, can i do other than tell you a story?

anne artist said...

and mwb, that is an intriguing question......i will let it float in my awareness for a while......

anyone else have thoughts about it?

Sally Ang said...

This seems tough ....but i will answer ....i like "changllenges" sometimes ....Before you ask a question to me,may i know in what context,in what areas had we know each other,so therefore you choose to post that question or not to ask ....if i had known you and being in constant contact with you,....i would naturally derive the question you had not ask through your expressions ,your body languages .....and i will tell you a story (whether you heard before or not) in the context of what i would draw out from you(as human is always self-center,if we could be more selfless,it would do more good).......be it a story you heard before or not :)

anne artist said...

mwb, i am realizing the import of your comment. these questions i post just bubble up without answers attached most of the time...

so, haven't i heard it all before, even if i don't want to acknowledge it or even know that i have heard it? it ties in with l.l., each moment is new although we have been crossing the river over and over again.

is a sense of knowing always within us....like the stone tossed in the river and as it falls to the bottom, the surface waters rippling out wider and wider....?

anne artist said...

s.a., that is certainly something to be considered.....that we do draw out from one another a context which gives meaning to words not yet spoken or even to stories we have heard before.

is it more about the context or the words themselves?

Lazarus Lupin said...

We are constantly changing. So when we meet again we are new. The stories might be the same but is new. What binds us is memory. Memory is our sin and salvation. It binds the infinity of new experiences to a narrative.

Look at the movie memento.

Lazarus Lupin
Art and review
http://strangespanner.blogspot.com/

anne artist said...

yes, and memory is a narrative since it often is not an accurate representation of what actually happened. and can change over time.

but without out it, would we each spin in our own solar systems? wondering if there were other forms of life throughout the universe...

although on some level, i just might be doing that anyway.

this brings up the question, can memory also be a narrative that separates?

thanks for the movie reference.