Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Right place, right time: Again?!

Dear Kindred,

I know, I can scarcely believe it myself, but yes, I have been, again, in the right place at the right time.  It doesn't seem possible for this to occur as often as it does;  I know, however, very little of the study of probabilities, and perhaps if I did know something about it, I would find that actually, I am right on par.

The place I was in was a lecture by some artists and a poet and a geologist, too, but that is hardly the point- what matters, I found, is the pataphysical.  If you know this word and its meaning, you are a very learned and lucky one.  It was my first contact with the word, and I fell completely in love with it and its meaning instantly.

I offer this short film of the making of a pataphysical cup of coffee first, and then, a link, to a more detailed unpacking of the term.  I know, I know!  What absolute luck to find a word like this! 

Here is a place to learn more, and if you feel you need to know all the details of my encounter with this marvelous concept, then watch this film of the lecture.