February 19, 2017

The Verb To Be | #CapturedInWords


This is an apple. 

Can we (or should we) ever say that 'something is', if it is not a permanent state of being? In Spanish, for the verb 'to be' we say 'ser' and 'estar'; essence and condition; identity and being; one is often more permanent than the other.  The verb 'to be' in the English language, however, has just one core manifestation. Does this have the capacity to be most violent in communication?

Does the very act of issuing a label by the power of the verb to be - I am, you are, he/she is is etc. - render communication not only violent, but redundant, because I am this and you are that? By containing ourselves within parameters in conversation, or debate, did we just destroy it before it even began?

If we spoke in condition rather than essence, or being rather than identity, how different might it be?

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February 12, 2017

Ribbons and Taylor | The Cafe Cat

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Set within what used to be a vintage clothing store, this cafe stands out along Stoke Newington...
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February 11, 2017

The House by the Sea | #CapturedInWords

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I woke from a dream of an old life where I slept in the attic room of a tall, dishevelled tow...
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February 08, 2017

Bottega Caruso | A Weekend Walk #19

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When a dear friend of ours was set to be married, the best man wanted to hold a stag do that was tr...
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February 05, 2017

To Be A Fig | #CapturedInWords

To Be A Fig | #CapturedInWords
Dear Mr Lawrence*, None a living thing is forever Better a bursten fig I'd be And be ...
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