The Omphalos (Dennis Aubrey)

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“I saw your face; and I felt dizzy and wept, for my eyes had seen that secret and conjectured object whose name is common to all men but which no man has looked upon – the unimaginable universe. I felt infinite wonder, infinite pity. “ “The Aleph” by Jorge Luis Borges

I talked in the past how certain words and phrases live in me, awaken me in the middle of the night with their repetition – abyssus abyssum invocat or “My name is Legion”. There are words of James Joyce in Finnegans Wake; “Tell me, tell me, elm! Night night! Telmetale of stem or stone. Beside the rivering waters of, hitherandthithering waters of. Night!” The words of Jorge Luis Borges quoted at the beginning of this article have stayed with me since I first read them in 1968 when I discovered his book of short stories in a used…

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