A 1972 RENAULT ESTAFETTE 1000 WITH A STAR STUDIO-CAR INTERIOR, TO START WITH
The Rearview Mirror before us is the road behind us, or is it?
Pams Lacan quote fits the Estafette and reminds me of McLuhan: the act of remembering is to be planning a future, freely after Lacan, and, we are looking into the future in the rearview mirror, freely after McLuhan.
To look ahead is to look back or, equally so, remembering means constructing a future. The present? A fading moment. Right on. Remember George A. Kelly and his constructionism? We are all anticipation, and only approximation.
The world is not an abandoned monument. It is an event of tremendous proportions, the conclusion of which is not yet apparent. The theories that men employ to construe this event are themselves incidents in the mammoth procession. The truths the theories attempt to fix are successive approximations to the larger scheme of things which slowly they help to unfold. Thus a theory is a tentative expression of what man has seen as a regular pattern in the surging events of life. But the theory, being itself an event, can in turn be subsumed by another theory, or by a superordinate part of itself, and that in turn can be subsumed by another. A theory is thus bound only by the construction system of which it is understood to be a part and, of course, the binding is only temporary, lasting only as long as that particular superordinate system is employed. (George A. Kelly, A Theory of Personality, the Psychology of Personal Constructs)
the camper van
books on wheels
the rearview mirror
the map is not the territory
the Netherlands-France, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia, Germany
the Netherlands-France vv
the Netherlands-Portugal vv
Amsterdam-Azenhas do Mar
Azenhas do Mar-Amsterdam
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