The Order of Things

The Order of Things:

‘Animals are divided into: (a) belonging to the Emperor, (b) embalmed, (c) tame, (d) sucking pigs, (e) sirens, (f) fabulous, (g) stray dogs), (h) included in the present classification, (i) frenzied, (j) innumerable, (k) drawn with a very fine camelhair brush, (l) et cetera, (m) having just broken the water pitcher, (n) that from a very long what off look like flies’.

A passage in Borges from a ‘certain Chinese encyclopedia’. Found in Michel Foucault’s, The Order of Things.

This is the first post in this blog. I’m a student, hoping to go into academia at some point in my life.

This blog may be: (a) the have a chance so I can write without the pressures of academic credibility, (b) boring, (c) a free space to reflect on things outside my subject, (d) a platform to present some ideas that have roots in my work, (e) abandoned (f) my encouragement to myself to shout into a void, just that little bit, and see if it shouts back, (g) fabulous.

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