The articulation of absurdity
"...a thing, any thing, impinges on us by a more important fact, its self-existence, without reference to any other thing, in short, the very character of it which calls our attention to it, which wants us to know more about it, its particularity." --Charles Olson If we could hold any thing in hand or mind, any singular, self-existent thing without reference to any other thing, then that thing would and could only be the only thing. We would find our selves holding this whole universe, this allofexistenceatonce, for what else could we hold without reference to any other thing? We would find ourselves held in the hands of angels and annihilated.