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A Photo a Day Keeps Forgetfulness at Bay

He said that if he could change one thing in his life, he would take a picture a day.
People, lights, and shadows.

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Camp Casey, Korea Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - What packing is

Camp Casey, Korea Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - What packing is

Camp Casey, Korea Sunday, October 12, 2014 - Brunch

Camp Casey, Korea Sunday, October 12, 2014 - Brunch

Camp Casey, Korea Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - Mr. Major, Staff Sergeant Major; he does exist.

Camp Casey, Korea Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - Mr. Major, Staff Sergeant Major; he does exist.

Camp Casey, Korea Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - This hoopty lasted more than a year. Cheers.

Camp Casey, Korea Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - This hoopty lasted more than a year. Cheers.

US Army Garrison Yongsan, Korea Monday, October 6, 2014 - At Camp Casey, we live with cinderblock, mold, and beating fluroescent lights; the other half lives with mowed lawns

US Army Garrison Yongsan, Korea Monday, October 6, 2014 - At Camp Casey, we live with cinderblock, mold, and beating fluroescent lights; the other half lives with mowed lawns

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Ales are abundant in HK; much more than in Korea

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Ales are abundant in HK; much more than in Korea

Tagged with:  #TST  #kowloon  #pint
Central, Hong Kong Saturday, August 30, 2014 - James across from The Globe

Central, Hong Kong Saturday, August 30, 2014 - James across from The Globe

Camp Casey, Korea Friday, August 29, 2014 - Self portrait

Camp Casey, Korea Friday, August 29, 2014 - Self portrait

Camp Casey, Korea Thursday, August 21, 2014 - My desk wall

Camp Casey, Korea Thursday, August 21, 2014 - My desk wall

Tokyo, Japan Saturday, August 9, 2014 - The classic sleep over, Japanese style

Tokyo, Japan Saturday, August 9, 2014 - The classic sleep over, Japanese style

Tagged with:  #sleepover  #tokyo
Tokyo, Japan Friday, August 8, 2014 - We meet again in Shun’s apartment

Tokyo, Japan Friday, August 8, 2014 - We meet again in Shun’s apartment

Tagged with:  #Tokyo  #homebody
Busan, Korea Friday, July 4, 2014 - A typical Peter scene

Busan, Korea Friday, July 4, 2014 - A typical Peter scene

Tagged with:  #busan  #sleeping  #koreans  #expatlife
Camp Casey, Korea Saturday, January 11, 2014 - Ashley’s view 

Camp Casey, Korea Saturday, January 11, 2014 - Ashley’s view 

A Photo a Day Keeps Forgetfulness at Bay turned 5 yesterday.
I’m moving into the next step in life; time to start again.

A Photo a Day Keeps Forgetfulness at Bay turned 5 yesterday.

I’m moving into the next step in life; time to start again.

The Poetic Torture-House of Language by Slavoj Žižek

We usually take a subject’s speech, with all its inconsistencies, as an expression of his/her inner turmoils, ambiguous emotions, etc. This holds even for a literary work of art: the task of psychoanalytic 
reading is supposed to be to unearth the inner psychic turmoils that found their coded expression in the work of art. Something is missing in such a classic account: speech does not only register or express a traumatic psychic life; the entry into speech is in itself a traumatic fact. What this means is that we should include into the list of traumas speech tries to cope with the traumatic impact of speech itself. The relationship between psychic turmoil and its expression in speech should thus also be turned around: speech does not simply express/articulate psychic turmoils; at a certain key point, psychic turmoils themselves are a reaction to the trauma of dwelling in the “torture-house of language.”

This is also why, in order to get the truth to speak, it is not enough to suspend the subject’s active intervention and let language itself speak — as Elfriede Jelinek put it with extraordinary clarity: “Language should be tortured to tell the truth.” It should be twisted, 
denaturalized, extended, condensed, cut, and reunited, made to work against itself. Language as the “big Other” is not an agent of wisdom to whose message we should attune ourselves, but a place of cruel indifference and stupidity. The most elementary form of 
torturing one’s language is called poetry.