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...from which in good time I'd emerge

When I first began
reading I needed
a physical crutch:
I had to follow
the control flow
of a program text:
I had no idea of what
it would mean until I'd
explored every loop and branch.
Like a blind mouse wandering
through a labyrinth
to its very end.

Later on I
coped on less;
and less meant more:
Each unvisited branch
- a virtual limb -
not absent
yet not present:
Feeding an imagination.
... I got hooked, once and for all,
on the narrative thread.

I just couldn't let go;
Each lexical morsel
led inexorably to another;
in sequence
as nonsense
made sense
As Clotho spun
my first worldy garment
a cocoon from which
in good time
I'd emerge .
I am seeking ...
Light - my cave is dark;

Unable
to unpeel myself;
to reveal myself;
inside;

I am seeking ...
Proof - that I work;
a
zero
knowledge
proof - of my private interface.
3 Oct 2000 (updated 4 Oct 2000 at 09:57 UTC) »

In my beginning is my end:

    stopping only to start
    a new chapter
    - of a book
    never to be completely read;
    ink from a well
    - never to run dry;
Travelling:
    1001 winters' nights - through
    4 quartets - on
    3 slices of magic pudding;
    2 fishes with bread; and
    1 golden egg;
A correct use of soap:
    No yellow fog - dogging
    No machine - logging
    No middle ground - hogging
2 Oct 2000 (updated 12 Dec 2000 at 07:37 UTC) »
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  • 27 Sep 2000 (updated 27 Sep 2000 at 12:49 UTC) »
    Out of:
    • Out of place
        Out of grace
          Out of hand
            Out of band
    • Out of favor
        Out of funds
          Out of money
            Out of luck
              Out of pocket
                Out of interest
    • Out of respect
        Out of affection
          Out of hate
            Out of concern
    • Out of circulation
        Out of breath
          Out of fashion
            Out of africa
              Out of the frying pan
    • Into the pale fire.
    26 Sep 2000 (updated 27 Sep 2000 at 12:33 UTC) »
    Out of:
    • Out of tune
        Out of town
          Out of bounds
            Out of season
              Out of reason
    • Out of synchrony
        Out of sympathy
          Out of action
            Out of time
              Out of ones mind...
    25 Sep 2000 (updated 10 Jan 2001 at 12:46 UTC) »
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    Out of:

    • Out of it
        Out of scope
          Out of hope
            Out of sight
              Out of spite
    • Out of sorts
        Out of control
          Out of print
            Out of date
              Out of touch
    threadSafe
    {
      Let us go then you and I
      like spiders dangling down from on high;
      Depending on a common thread,
      traversing an ancient web;
      Spinning tales that bind our pages,
      weaving texts to cross the ages;
    }
    I.add(you)
    {
      Let us go then you and I
      when the page is spread out against the eye,
      like a parchment draped upon a table;
      Let us go down certain half deserted lines
      the few remaining signs
      that conscious minds
      may ever be
      alive beneath this silent sea.
    }

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