One writer encounters another in a series of concentrations.
Gertrude Stein Tender Buttons is available online via Project Gutenberg
From the section on Objects.
Out of kindness comes redness and out of rudeness comes rapid same question, out of an eye comes research, out of selection comes painful cattle. So then the order is that a white way of being round is something suggesting a pin and is it disappointing, it is not, it is so rudimentary to be analysed and see a fine substance strangely, it is so earnest to have a green point not to red but to point again.
Part of Steve McCaffery’s homolinguistic translations from Every Way Oakly (Book Thug, 2008), this suggestive bit from his “A Box.”
prick a bubble of milk
try to get excited bursting it
wonder why there’s just a bubble of it
As I read more of McCaffery’s translation experiment, I notice how Stein’s descriptions get transposed into imperatives about how to perceive. And am further convinced that descriptions are just that invitations to a certain view.
This is my long held view based on my reading of Turing on states and instructions.
And so for day 1117