September the 3d - Sabrina Chou
"Among the shells on a shore lies a button. In its accurate roundness and evenness it is a queer object here side by side with the diversified forms of nature."
stones against diamonds
"Ever since I was a child I've collected things: pebbles, shells from the rocks in the Abruzzi, strands of wire, little screws. While I was still very young I remember something momentous happened in the form of a chicken my mother was preparing for our Sunday roast. In its stomach was a collection of glass and pebbles worn smooth by water, in shades of green, pink, black, brown and white. My mother gave them to me, and that was the start of my collection ..."
—Lina Bo Bardi, Stones Against Diamonds (1947)
What is the collective?
I don't know, and I doubt that anyone does. I have never read anything that taught it to me. I have sometimes lived through certain events that make a little light in this dark. And sometimes, next to a dinner companion. This black category of collective, group, class, caste, whatever, is it a being in turn, or a cluster of relations?
Michel Serres: The Parasite
Just as the world, in Leibniz's vision, consists of a network of relations, so anyone who attempts to think about the world discovers that their thoughts are imbedded in a network of the thoughts of other people, both past and present, so that most of the ideas that they may for a moment have mistakenly taken for their own were in fact only passing through, having traveled from mind to mind from some origin far in the past.
Lee Smolin, The life of the Cosmos, Oxford University Press, p.222
a successful relational tool that isn't a fork
a failed attempt to create a fork .......
what time is lunch time?
I think I'll serve some toast today
Oh no, there is no butter
Perhaps I'll find some jelly or jam
Amidst the cupboard's clutter
Sadly to say there is
To spread upon my bread
I'm forced to poke this knife
Into my hungry head
I bet inside there is mayonnaise
And something like smoked ham
My eyes can serve as olives
To garnish the sandwich I am
made with herbal tea:
1 tablespoon of chamomile
1 tablespoon of mint
1 tablespoon of fennel
1 tablespoon of dandelion
1 tablespoon of ginger
1/2 cup of sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1 cup of water
Place one cup of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. When this happens, add the herbs. Let the mixture boil for 10 minutes. After this time, turn off the heat and let the liquid stand for three minutes.
Strain the liquid, add the sugar and corn syrup. Heat this mixture over low heat until it starts to boil. Let it boil, without stirring, until the mixture begins to crystallize. Do not let it harden completely. When this happens, turn off the heat.
Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet greased with oil. Cut into cubes before the caramel cools completely. You can also use candy molds.
When the candies are hard and cold, they are ready to eat.
"Perhaps making kin can be conceived of as a process of consuming: we ingest, we digest, and we metabolize each other. This is a kinship that doesn't say anything at all. It's mouth is too full."
Chicken Chicken Chicken: Chicken Chicken
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