Thursday, 17 November 2011
Tablet and Pen- The Thought Nexus
Armed with the conventional ballpoint biro and the traditional leaflets of copy paper, the limitations seem non-existant in a world bombarded with the likes of words flowing across the page at the speed of thought. One can pen the past, through the recollections of the exploits of Lawrence of Arabia, provoke controversy by critically approaching the movements of our superiors and predict turmoil beyond conceivable reach. The invaluable nature of literacy seems far fetched, predominately throughout the west, and ones intimate bending and moulding of the linguistics is limited to a small but dominate group of men. It is the union between tablet and pen that discharges a web, a nexus of ideas forming trillions of indefinite interconnections. This profound approach to modern literacy, indiscriminate of the circumstance, is on the threshold of the intimate understanding of the kinetics of writing. Through writing we can fabricate and concoct a revolutionary realm of nations or reinvent the stigma of the times. From the very moment that nib makes contact with the leaflet, the ink flows freely, guided by the electro-chemical processes of the mind, motioned by the expansion and contraction of the muscular-skeletal framework and provoked by the facets of human psychology. Literary Theory as a specialty, that disregards such tenets; rather focusing on the 'conventional' and 'practical' approach. Writers of the highest eminence, have exhibited this fundamental, either obliviously or sub-consciously. Others have provoked outrage and controversy with absolute disregard. The nexus of thought is critical for the writer assumes only one frame of reference, while an inconceivable chain of postulations dominates the literary landscape he has crafted. His work appears as a multitude of sentences fabricated from mere words bound by the dogma. Yet he is another victim of narrow-mindedness, a dogmatic personality, a mentality that fails to realise that words and their connotations are absoulte and flavoursome. An individual that fails to taste the essence of literature is deserving of criticism and ridicule, especially one that claims to be an esteemed member of the literary community. Words are rations, one must consume and digest without a degree of compromise and produce the maximumly desired effect. We may be on the verge of a new branch of literary theory, but it is the consensus of the literary body to accept and employ the fundamentals we ordain. This brings nostalgia from the days on the academic road, where intellectuals flourished against the odds and founded a new age of intelectual enlightenment. The instance has arrived for linguists, writers and literary academics to build a conceivable comprehension of the nexus, the labyrinth of thought that remains an esoteric principle. While the pen may be mightier than the sword, the sword may indeed exceed the proximity of the nexus, as it has been exhibited in western and eastern arenas. But it is that passion to interject, to contradict, to persuade and entice that has allowed this facet of literacy to prlitherate in a world of dogma and contradiction. It is that flowing of the ink from the pen, the thought from that of the mind and the motivation from that of the consciousness, that is the driving power behind literary power, literally!