The Paths Between Them Are Fluctuating
That Feel When.....
The incomplete grammar of social networking wields a sense of heightened intimacy. Why? Complete sentences, drained of emotion, sit like lead while “That feeling when..” statements are immediate. Phrased like evocative definitions of an unnamed something, in the voice of the second person, this shredding of language denies the academic third person; it feels visceral.
I tried diagramming it old school style. Breaking it up and rebuilding it again felt educational and metaphorical at the same time.
The ongoing nature of how we change language as language changes us. The fixed rules are temporal; it’s our play with language as it flows past us that is the underlying rule. A few words on a card cut off from a sentence is poignant, it could end any way, we easily insert our lives into just three words. Less gives more. The fragmented sentences and phrases in my works are not broken instead of whole, they are open instead of closed. Every day we break the authority of text- and the shards aren’t the waste; they are how we enter into the conversation.