a snapshot: "What is it that will be done away with, along with this photograph which yellows, fades, and will someday be thrown out, if not by me—too superstitious for that—at least when I die? Not only 'life' (this was alive, this posed live in front of the lens, but also sometimes how to put it?—love." R. Barthes, Camera Lucida. New York, 1981. p.94.

"But we can already see that they can work in two ways: by resemblance or by convention, through analogy or through a code. And no matter how they work, they themselves are something, they exist in themselves: they are not only ways of seeing, they are what is seen, until finally one sees nothing else. The photograph 'creates' the person or the landscape in the sense that we say the newspaper creates the event (and is not content to narrate it). What we see, what we perceive, are photographs. The most significant thing about the photograph is that it forces upon us the 'truth' of implausible and doctored images." G. Deleuze, Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation. Minneapolis, MN. p.74

mythologies auger: "A dream inquiry into the law? A scandalous idea! For the system of Jewish law is a proudly immanent system. It protects its integrity even against the intervention of God. Questions are answered by means of ratiocination, not by means of divination." L. Wieseltier, Kaddish. New York, 1998. p.107.

I've distilled: Hsieh Ling-yün. From, The Mountain Poems of Hsueh Ling-yün. D. Hilton, Translator. New York, 2001. p.55.

the community breaks in: D.Hollier, Editor, The College of Sociology (1937-39). University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN.1988. Hollier is addressing romanticism as the model for the avant-garde, which made "group structure one of the requirements," placing "the avant-garde in the category of plural voice."

his shadow: "Something was walking across the railroad ties and as I looked up it was like venetian blinds. If you turn them just right you can't see through them, but the light comes through anyway. I could see a shadow that was too big to be a human being. It was a great, big, wide shadow."
S. McLaughlin, "In Search of Bigfoot: 'I was so scared...'" http://www.rfthomas.clara.net/news/insearchof.html "

hands of time: "The clock is wound through three holes in the clock face. The key is inserted through each hole into the internal mechanism and turned, raising the weights. Because the clock’s hands sometimes block the outside of the holes, and the clock’s internal gears sometimes block the inside of the holes, winding can only occur at specific times." A. Powell, "The Hands of Time." The Harvard University Gazette. 28 Oct 1999.