14 February 2007

The 2007 Tohu Vavohu Tour

Filed under: Fiction, Genesis 1 — ktismatics @ 10:12 am

22 March ———— Geneva

24 March ———— Bologna

25 March ———— Venice

28 March ———— Innsbruck

30 March ———— Vienna

1 April —————- Prague

3 April ————— Leipzig

4 April ————— Berlin

6 April ————— Bremen

7 April ————— The Hague

8 April ————— Brussels

10 April ————– London

12 April ————– Manchester

13 April ————– Dublin

15 April ————– Paris

17 April ————– Bordeaux

19 April ————– Bilbao

21 April ————– Madrid

23 April ————– Barcelona

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  1. I am certainly missing something. What is the Tohu Vavohu Tour?


    Comment by Jason Hesiak — 14 February 2007 @ 6:35 pm

  2. tohu vavohu = formless void. Can I get there and stay there without falling into death? The only opening in the universe that’s not overdetermined, where some kind of alternate universe might emerge with me right there in the middle of it watching it expand around me?

    The tour: my Seven Creations book becomes a fantastic international success and the tohu vavohu winds a curved string circularly through the continent. The convergence follows along behind like the Red Sea closing up on the Egyptians. Trains carry me through this passage, and I’m sorely tempted to jump the track at Vienna, head for Budapest, and wind into the East whence there can be no turning back. But I go north, then, invariably, West, sensing already that a fate holds me in its unswerving course. Walking along Las Ramblas, knowing that the last link in the chain is about to snap shut, I board the second class coach heading toward France. At the frontier, waiting for the switchmen to change gauge, the understanding becomes irresistible: there will be no more France. Am I to die then in this Catalonian waste, gazing across the limpid azure expanse? Or will I at last be making the crossing to that place of beginnings where the white sky shatters into thin and brittle shards?


    Comment by ktismatics — 14 February 2007 @ 8:58 pm

  3. Thanks…I knew the term, just not the tour. Thanks.


    Comment by Jason Hesiak — 14 February 2007 @ 9:51 pm

  4. What are you doing on your tour?


    Comment by Jason Hesiak — 14 February 2007 @ 11:01 pm

  5. tohu vavohu = formless void

    Is this another Seattle grunge band formed in a garage to explore the depression and angst of the postmodern Gen-Xers???


    Comment by Jonathan Erdman — 15 February 2007 @ 2:01 pm

  6. If you’re an angsty vegan do you eat tofu vavohu?


    Comment by ktismatics — 15 February 2007 @ 2:13 pm

  7. What am I doing on my tour? I think maybe I would just show up in the town and see if anything opened up before me. Perhaps the schedule would change daily. Maybe I’d never even make it to the first stop on the tour. In my wake the world would be transposed, perhaps multiply so, but I wouldn’t ever be able to witness the revolution. There would be a series of blind men on the road to advise me, and an occasional sphinx or trickster trying to waylay me. Occasionally I would find myself lodged in a 2-star hotel whose proprietor would have attained some sort of distorted truth-so-called, and the rooms would be furnished with objects of paranoiac impenetrability. In my lectures the women would recoil in horror; the men, enraged, would hurl epithets and other blunt implements toward my head. Inevitably I would encounter myself in other guises, perhaps asking me questions that no one else could possibly ask and that only I could not answer. That sort of thing.


    Comment by ktismatics — 15 February 2007 @ 3:10 pm

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