Here’s another old Ktismatics post that seems to be generating a disproportionate number of hits. Unlike yesterday’s heterotopic swarm, this post has been garnering 2 or 3 visits a day for the past couple of weeks. Before that I don’t recall much action, though maybe the momentum, such as it is, was building beneath the threshold of my awareness.
So what is it about this particular post that has caught people’s fancy? Does a search on Lacan and Miller and tragedy lead them to Ktismatics? Has a sense of workplace tragedy, heretofore latent, begun emerging into consciousness? Whatever the cause and despite my empirical agnosticism, I’m experiencing a renewed sense of transcendent convergence. My recent posts about Wallace Stevens and blogwriting have got me thinking more explicitly again about why we work and for whom. Here’s the last bit of the post for those who don’t want to click through:
It’s tragic when you try to accomplish something you hope will last, and fail. In a world where nothing lasts tragedy is rendered futile. What do you call it when you purposely set out to accomplish something futile, and succeed?