A Season in Hell – Boing Boing

by peterjukes

I am a story narrating itself into being, I think. A strange loop of mind and language—the ontological equivalent of “Drawing Hands,” a picture by M.C. Escher of a right hand drawing the left hand that is drawing the right. It may be true, as the linguist Steven Pinker maintains, that the human capacity for language is an evolutionary adaptation. But language, in turn, shapes the internal monologue that narrates the conscious self into existence. The I that says “I” is the only I; the self is a center of narrative gravity.20

via A Season in Hell – Boing Boing.

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