I received mail from Thom Courcelle and Ruud Janssen in the same week. They seem tied together in some way – so Thom – your work has informed the meaning I have ascribed to Ruud’s new FLUXUS word.
Time is short, soon there will be ZALOP of it left. Use every minute wisely – its an un-renewable resource.
Thank you for the accompanying note and wishes – Ruud – the same to you too – ALL the best for 2012 – many thanks again for the IUOMA platform and the opportunity to extend your FLUXUS Word Score.
First from Thom – made the day after Xmas – and here we are at the end of January already – EEEEK!!! Thank you for another red ribbon. Your masks are fascinating – how we act behind them, or the persona we employ when our real faces are hidden in the Ether – that’s a topic for another day?
Note with Thom's next work: - further thoughts are superfluous...
For some time I thought there was time
and that there would always be time
for what I had a mind to do
and what I would imagine
going back to and finishing it
as I had found it the first time
but by this time I do not know
what I thought when I thought back then
there is no time yet it grows less...
- W.W. Merwin
Thom says he knits these all by himself. No elves were involved or harmed in their manufacture.
The Gotij Manifesto:
Words from an old hymn ring in my ears
Time like an ever rolling stream
Bears all its sons away
They fly forgotten as a dream
Dies at the opening day
Thank you Thom and Ruud.