Sunday, May 27, 2018
May 26: “...I’ll do something non-trivial.”
Done: the May 27 posting below: “intimations.”
I reneged on my June 2 promise to do a substantive update at g.com.
“I’m doing intensive work. I don’t want to explain.” Ditto here.
But I never know in advance when I’ll feel like sharing something before the next promised update.
-- gary e. davis --- 11:01 PM
When I set out to plan for Cycle 4 of cohering.net, February 15, I linked to a placeholder page that was to be developed, which I’ve now done.
I kept its earlier beginning, but added text that has been removed from the “sense of site” page at gedavis.com; added some new notes; and copied into the page some quotes that remain at the current version of “sense of site.”
This may be boring news, but what’s been acted out is a modest withdrawal of myself (this life) from g.com (that world)—having earlier there been too self possessed for what that site is supposed to become.
But I have no general problem with self possession.
-- gary e. davis --- 10:24 PM
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
feeling for story: dramatic appeal (value)
in emotional novelty
This is § b of “Section 3: Fake views exploit the appeal of valid drama.”
Why is a chid enchanted by fabulous prospects? Childlike appeal of fabulism (i.e., proffering fables) echoes fantastic cultural stories, once upon a time guided by mythologies that conceptualized worldviews which gave telic cohering and comfort to cycles of life. Such appeal in that kind of narrative echoes in “true” feeling of fictionality and in romanticism (widely conceived, including every mode of safe thrill). A tropological “realism” constitutes dramatic life.
-- gary e. davis --- 8:38 PM
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