on Timothy Leary
Design for Dying
He was a man who touched the future, studied the past, and sculpted the present.
Notice how fragile the construction is. It requires the casting of the future-past-present in order to solidify its rhetorical strength. Any other order smashes the implied narrative that peering into the future through an observation of the past yields to moulding the present. We are brought back to our implied point of departure. The present is the past of the future.
And so for day 1832