Some Old Ways of Thinking

from by Birth of Flower

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I thought about Gaddis's line, "You can change a line without touching it." Playing to the left hand, it's a kind of rhythm abstract. Projects and points of view were private--I didn't know what they were called. Like peeling the words off of the world, it's impossible, so I settle for a new name for some old ways of thinking.

We stopped in front of the flowers displayed at the grocery store, and you turned and said to me, "See the hydrangeas? Some say the color's just a property of the thing. Others say that it's in our heads, or a relation between the mind and the world. Or one could say this is all bullshit." Enlightened, empowered, I just took it as another new name for some old ways of thinking. We're always giving new names to our old ways of thinking.

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from Some Old Ways of Thinking EP, released August 10, 2016

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