David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

01 December 2013

Dr Who : LOL part 4

And so we advance from one Act of Regard...

... to the next.

From one something seen ...

... to the next.

A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...

Dr Who
Lots Of Looking :
Theatre of the Actors of Regard

One by one ...

... and two by two.

Who is Who ...

... and who is who?

Self and other self ...

.... other and other other ...

"What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?"
(William Blake)
To the mutually assured endgame (above) cometh the Three Doctor Amigos.

Dr Who (Tennant) : Any second now, you're going to stop that countdown. Both of you, together.
Dr Who (Smith) : And you're going to negotiate the most perfect treaty of all time. Safeguards all round. Completely fair to both sides.
Dr Who (Smith) : And the key to perfect negotiation ...
Dr Who (Tennant) : Not knowing which side you're on.

A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...