Assigned reading (1 2/2 pars  plus 85 notes) [secondary] [*]
FDV2: "While we may have our irremovable doubt doubts as to the whole sense of the text, the meaning of any phrase in it, the meaning of every word deciphered and interpreted we can must not have any doubts as to its authorship and authoritativeness. Though apparently & to a rough mind this document is a thing once for all done & there you are somewhere and finished in a certain time be it a day or a year or even supposing it should turn out to be a long stretch of goodness only knows how many days or years. But anyhow somebody somewhere sometime wrote it, wrote it down all, wrote it all down and there it is, full stop. Ah yes but one who deeply thinks will always bear in his mind that this downright there you are & there it is is only all in his eye. All Every single person place & thing was moving, changing every part of the time: the travelling inkpot, the hare & turtle, pen & paper, the continually more & less intermisunderstanding minds of the anticollaborators, the variously inflected, differently pronounced, otherwise spelled, changeably meaning words themselves vocable scriptsigns. We ought to be deeply thankful that we have even a written on with now dried ink piece of paper after it all & cling to it as with drowning hands."