Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Umberto Eco, Lists, Love & Infinity

...lovers who took great pleasure from the fact that "they often had more than one tongue in their mouths"...
Umberto Eco writes about infinity in The Drawbridge's latest issue, themed First Love. In his piece Infatuated with Armies of Angels, he characteristically connects different ideas, toying with theories and romancing his readers. He writes about his current pet topic, 'lists', and how they suggest infinity, and how Love is a means of expressing the infinite. In fact, I wonder if this article in The Drawbridge is an excerpt from his new book, The Infinity of Lists, which I have not read.

Readers of this blog will know that I love making lists... For some reason (Umberto could probably tell you why), listmaking is such a comforting and fun exercise.

Stuff I'm digging at the mo

Outrageous Fortune back episodes
Emily Perkins
Sam Hunt
Alistair Te Ariki Campbell poetry
Being at home with family, ferns, moneyplant creepers, Malaysian street food, durian
Off The Edge magazine
Making sketches
1000 piece Jigsaw puzzle
Citronella oil as mozzie repellant
Shaun the Sheep
Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes

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