Tuesday, August 17, 2004

superficialness

if the book is of such a great read, should I be complaining abt its disagreeable cover? How important is the cover actually? understated? overstated? is the analogy even proper? For just a book, cover represents nothing of the author's works. It's just the company's hired artisan, drawing from a separate bank of knowledge and creativity. The cover and the contents are mutually exclusive in terms of origin.

But it's a different matter with a ningen. ningens are an irreducible entity. Every part of it is related somehow to other, each grows in interaction. You can't just close your eye on one disapproved aspect and judge it only based on the rest. Take one out, and everything else is missing something. They say the whole is more than the sum of its parts. I am saying that the remainder is less than the sum of the leftover parts.

who am I to judge anyway?


2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's ningen?

2:43 AM, October 12, 2004  
Blogger haya_shiloh said...

hehehe... guess?

5:21 AM, October 12, 2004  

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