Tuesday, June 14, 2016

On the Nature of Being: a Slacker Meditation

Cogito, ergo sum,” quoth Descartes.  Only that’s … so much effort

Can I just am without thinking?  The verb to am -- I am you am he am she am …
-- David Lodge, Thinks… (2001), p. 4

The novelist’s here wrestling  with the innards of language, recalls the essay of Woody Allen, who, finding “I love you” too hackneyed, said to his paramour:  “I… loave you… I lerve you …”

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