Sunday, July 16, 2017

The gaps in maps

Notice any example of cartography. There is an outline of land, and of sea. Perhaps we see first the shapes of land, but the shapes of the seas are just as enthralling.  Maps are a product of man's imagination. The usefulness of maps points to the utility of imagination. Imagination got us to the moon, and is the source of most of our bourgeois splendor. It is marvelous indeed to inhabit such a world.

Mapmaking is a nice hobby. For some few though, they recognise the rivet holes of binary thought in the spectral pursuits. Thank goodness someone is pursuing them. That is the way it is meant to be.

And for some few, their interest is in that which is not cartographable. I mean, marshes.

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