Thursday, June 16, 2005

yes I said yes I will Yes

I was just - rather indulgently - reading my own weblog when I noticed that immediately before my Bloomsday post, there is another post quoting William James' idea that "drunkenness expands, unites, and says yes."

Serendipty again, as Molly Bloom famously is given to saying yes as well

'...I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes. '

Interesting to note perhaps that James' "view of 'stream of consciousness' (Principles of Psychology-1890, as well as the chapter with that title from Psychology-1892) has been associated with Joyce's use of the technique in Ulysses (1922)."

There is much to chew on here. For the time being I shall merely imagine a portmanteau being William James Joyce to join my Eighties creation Boy George Michael Jackson.

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