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Breakfast Suture - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
Breakfast Suture
Absence with presence trumps absence without. But presence with presence is the best of all.

Needless to say, though, the documenting of that double presence is structured around the absence of the documentarist. The will to record is also the will to remove oneself.

Still, I'd rather have the proof of our pleasure than mourn the disappeared. Besides, the trick of "Las Meninas" can be conjured with metonymy.

I was there, in that place. If I'm not mistaken, I heard the rustling of invisible leaves behind me. Maybe it was you.

Mode: over easy, overdone
Muse: Skylar, Jillian, and Kim at work on a project

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chrisglass From: chrisglass Date: April 23rd, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Nice light.
Looks like a lively kitchen.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 24th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Southern exposure is ever so nice. We'd love to see you in our kitchen someday.
slanderous From: slanderous Date: April 23rd, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
YAY JILLIAN!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 24th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
She was even more awesome than usual, going along with Skylar's absurdly elaborate form of play with an aplomb that I have never been able to muster.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: April 23rd, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Besides indeed.

And really, would we want to tell where or how (or if) the will to self-removal slides from structural to actual, or not-just-structural? If presence is a trick, it is (not seems) a trick sewn deep.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 24th, 2005 11:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I suppose that's the real point, the one that even Jacques struggled to quilt into place: what we see is every bit as sutured in as what we dont' see is sutured out.
kdotdammit From: kdotdammit Date: April 23rd, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Look at all those strong powerful kick ass girls! No wonder you keep yourself hidden behind the camera. Probably a good idea . . . .
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 24th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Then again, there's bliss in my looking. . .
From: jodi3425 Date: April 24th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

breakfast

eek--my face looks really fat! full of bagels and fruit like I just couldn't get enough stuffed in. oh well--I earned it after getting up at 6 for a hike that included a shockingly large insect that almost started to chase us. From my 25 hours in Tuscon, it seems like ya'll have a really wonderful life. thanks for welcoming me into it.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 24th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: breakfast

Glad to have you! Bagels aside, you looked ravishing at the Lego table. . . :-)
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