KNOTS
by R.D. Laing

 
 
 



 

A finger points to the moon

 

Put the expression

a finger poins to the moon in brackets

(a finger points to the moon)

The statement:

‘A finger points to the moon is in brackets’

is an attempt to say that all that is in the bracket

(.............................................................................. )

is, as to that which is not in the bracket,

what a finger is to the moon

 

Put all possible expressions in brackets

Put all possible forms in brackets

and put the brackets in brackets

 

Every expression, and every form,

is to what is expressionless and formless

what a finger is to the moon

all expressions and all forms

point to the expressionless and formless

 

the proposition

‘All forms point to the formless’

is itself a formal proposition

 


 

Not,

.......as finger to moon

.......so form to formless

but,

.......as finger is to moon

.......so

.............[all possible expressions, forms, propositions,

.............including this one, made or yet to be made,

.............together with the brackets]

.......to

 


 

What an interesting finger

let me suck it

 

It’s not an interesting finger

take it away

 


 

The statement is pointless

The finger is speechless

 

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