Friday, May 14, 2010
I love to justify all the time I spend informing you about how well the Hulk and Solomon Grundy would probably get along by citing John Ashbery, the thoughtful antiques dealer, and others. But then along comes Kierkegaard: "As long as I am engaged with the proof (i.e. so long as I am in the process of proving it), being does not appear, if for no other reason, than because I am in the process of proving it. As soon as I let go of the proof though, existence is there. But that I let go, this is also something, that is my Zuthat [contribution]." So then I start suspecting I've got everything backwards. Oh well!