Tuesday, November 20, 2007

attributed to derrida

what interests me
about the eyes
is they are the part
of the body
that doesn't age

if one looks for one's childhood
across all the signs of aging

the deterioration
of musculature

the whitening
of the hair

the changes
in height    weight

one can find
one's childhood

in the eyes

I found this ages ago online, cobbled it together and left it in a notepad file called "Derrida" sitting on my desktop. Found it a couple days ago, decided to post it, and don't have the ambition required to track down the original citation by Jacques Derrida.

So let's just assume.


anniemcq said...

Well, whether or not we know the origin, it's beautiful.

mrtn said...

That's Derrida. It's from Derrida: the movie, Jane Doe Films, 2002 with music by Ryuichi Sakamoto. It's just before or just after this clip, I think.

The interviewer is not very good, but Derrida is excellent, as always.

suttonhoo said...

and I'll say it again -- that's a *huge* talent of yours -- pulling obscure & astute references out of thin air -- we've gotta find a way to turn it into gold. ;)

thanks for the citation!

mrtn said...


Multisubj Yb TruthSeeker said...

Even eyes get a feel of old age, not to speak of cataract.

Mind, if accepted as a part of body, is likely to be less oldage prone. But it too may refuse to accept input/output when all the inputs and outputs of the world look like cliches and hackneyed expressions.

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