Subject: RE: (urth) Silk Out of Time? Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 10:53:22 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Nutria wrote: > I'm not sure we're supposed to think time "passed" for Silk=20 > either. He had an instantaneous and transcendent "moment" > that sorted itself out in his mind afterwards into its various > components, some of which he could not remember. This may not > be correct, but I don't see any reason what it is not. "You may be right about this, and certainly I would not go so far as to say that you were wrong, but still ...!" (Place _that_ quote for double credit.) What makes me think that Silk's experience has some kind of internal sequentiality: he has the sense of someone (the Outsider) speaking into both his ears. Now, I may simply=20 put too much emphasis on that detail, but it seems to me that speech has a kind of inherent sequentiality to it.=20 Of course, this may simply mean that he _remembers_ it that=20 way. Wafflingly, --Blattid --