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Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 12:21:08 -0600
From: James Jordan 
Subject: RE: (urth) Silk Out of Time?

At 11:53 AM 12/17/2002, you wrote:
>Nutria wrote:
> > I'm not sure we're supposed to think time "passed" for Silk
> > 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
>put too much emphasis on that detail, but it seems to me that
>speech has a kind of inherent sequentiality to it.
>Of course, this may simply mean that he _remembers_ it that

Yeah, that's how I took it. The event looked like a moment of "eternity," 
and having nothing to do with the passage of time, but Silk could only 
understand it in temporal terms. I can go with the other option, that Silk 
had a minute or two of "sempiternality," but I thought the instantaneous 
view was simpler. Perhaps a very close reading of the text would solve the 



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