Saturday, February 25, 2012

'seeing the other nine-tenths of the world'

'The new experience or discovery was a wider range of seeing and sensing.  It was the quick cognition of animations and people and off-people and pantograms and joyous beasts and monsters that had heretofore been invisible.  It was seeing the other nine-tenths of the world in its racing brightness, and the realizing that the one-tenth of the world that had always been visible was comparatively a little bit sub-par.  It was - well, it was the sensual pleroma the fulfillment, the actualization, all this laced with the excited "Hey, where have you guys been!" motif.'

-R. A. Lafferty, 'Make Sure the Eyes Are Big Enough' (1982)

No comments:

'It was all strong talk with the horns and hooves still on it.'
(R. A. Lafferty, The Devil is Dead)