write: Cixous & Stein. eat something sweet. feel sick. drink tea. feel less sick. write. 163 words. hmm. MAPW activity. Am I performing in private?
the words so far:
Someone I know who is doing a PhD recently discovered Hélène Cixous and Gertrude Stein and likes them very much. In discovering them and thinking of my work she thought that I might like to know about them. I already did know about them although I had only had the tiniest peek at Gertrude Stein; Gertrude now seems to be coming at me from all directions!
Somehow Stein and Cixous overlap yet are far far from each other. I feel that there is immediacy in how they both write; in the now. Cixous does some remembering but the writing still seems of the now not past. Cixous of course writes from the body. I could say “who doesn’t?” but of course there are levels of writing from the body, there are different attentions. Gertrude writes the immediate thinking and attends to feeling.
Writing thinking feeling all at the same time.
Writing as inquiry, writing as research. The act the doing is the inquiry.