Disillusion (v.)
“to free or be freed from illusion,” 1855, from a noun disillusion meaning “act of freeing from illusion” (Per the website https://www.etymonline.com/ )

 

 

After I got the obscure audio editing plug-in Torrential, I’ve found several words
in the video prologue.  Audible.  I’ve used every equalizer and compressor and volume.

They are not conditional words.
I don’t think there is any “if” or “whether” or “contingent” to them.

Long before the land was inhabitable, there was a census.
I’m staging a documentary on lost nostalgia, and the Blue Ravine Drive-In.

 

Only now, I’m not going to include this development in a grant application.
There is a prophecy that is free from illusion
And it has aspirations. To be undisputed.

 

 

In this passage stands unsheathed according corners
Forsaken vessels
Rang

 

 

Did you know that the word emendation has a remarkable etymology?

emendation (n.) “removal of errors; the correction of that which is erroneous or faulty“

I don’t hear that word. I read it instead

Torrential

on the insignia over a keyhole.

Static register means in modern terms the sequence of words never changes.

5 Comments

  1. sara lippmann

    Hi again, Trent. Is this an earlier draft or a later draft? I’m super invested in what you’re doing with language here (perhaps paleography sticks with me even more, maybe because I read it first) and I’d love to see you stay with it, as I’d love to read more. (A Plug-in called Torrential?! YES. Please.) You’ve got something.

  2. Jenn Rossmann

    Another vote for continuing to explore this! My favorite line, for reasons I cannot explain is, “They are not conditional words.”
    I would love to hear you read this aloud.

  3. David O'Connor

    Trent, something really cool going on here, there’s a through-line just out of reach and I like the mystery. Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it, I think you’re excavating something valuable.

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