We sleep in language, if language does not come to wake us with its strangeness.Robert Kelly
Please do not understand me too quickly.André Gide
I am Visconti, (2012) - Ville Andersson
Ink and pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm
(from exhibition I’m a wound and a sword, a victim and an executioner. I am your Mirror.)
If I were a daring thinker (but I am not; I am a very timid thinker, I am groping my way along), I could of course say that only a dozen or so patterns exist and that all other metaphors are mere arbitrary games. This would amount to the statement tht among the “ten thousand things” of the Chinese definition, only some twelve essential affinities may be found. Because, of course, you can find other affinities that are merely astonishing, and astonishment hardly lasts more than a moment.
Jorge Luis Borges, from the Norton lectures (The Metaphor, part 2)