Tuesday, September 29, 2009

building my kingdom

Look inside the benevolent knight whose cracks reveal the darkened halls of new breath's dawn.

Is this writing's equivalent of scribbling? Some kind of improvisational performance in a static medium? Pretentious sophomoric garbage? That's partially up to you. Interpretation is a funny thing, but not the kind that will make you laugh. There are facts, that most of us can agree upon and then there are interpretations where disagreement is just as likely. Context plays a part, no doubt. If Picasso draws something that looks like it was produced by a five year old it's a staggering work of heartbreaking genius (or is generally accepted as such), I draw something in a similar vein and my little sister laughs. Little else transpires by way of response. Picasso has a prodigious body of work, whereas I do not. So, he can get away with a lot more then I can (he's a genius). Social constructs meet mental ones and we interpret stuff according to whatever framework we've erected over the course of our lives. But you don't have to buy into social currency, you can create you're own. Literally any interpretation is possible if you get creative enough.

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