Feb 5, 2004

Tapping stripped cane

“Old house.”
          - An image that does nothing as an image. I can see nothing here, and to know it’s a structure called a house and defined by some definition as "old" can't interest me, can't move me, and can't save me.

Is it yellow? Is the roof caved in? Does it have arthritis? Does it hobble?

Next to Orwell’s statement about clichés being anything you’re used to seeing in print, let’s include this definitions: Clichés are blind.