Sunday, 5 February 2017

I (February)

I is for Icon as when, in appeal to the self’s ranging selfishness, something’s iconic. The Fairfield paper mills have been demolished and are now surrounded by hoardings: “Iconic residences coming soon.” Can something be iconic that hasn’t been made? They haven’t even laid the infrastructure. Theologians say the universe is an icon of that which (or who, being human) made it. But the universe is a given, not a promise. J is for Job, for example making an icon. This may start some February and never be completed. It’s the I in unpossessive relationship to the I of divinity.

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