Tuesday, August 14, 2012
"I don't know." I once had a therapist who really got on me about responding that way to her questions.
I think about questions and answers a lot.
"I don't know" can be an evasive response. It can also be a blindingly honest one.
I don't know.
I have problems with certainty. Ultimately that's probably what's behind my love of the work of Wittgenstein, Charles Bernstein and Stanley Cavell.
Reading Jarnot's wonderful biography of Robert Duncan, and thinking about the trajectories of a poet's life, I can't help but reflect on the role of questions and certainties in a life.
Note to self: write something more extensive about this one of these days or at least bring it up in an interview.