online: 12 december 2014
modified: 12 december 2014
9 december 2014 frozen blackberries in time
...eating blackberries gathered on the heath last summer... not
waiting for defrost i decided to treat them as semi-natural iced
fruit... after a first course of indian fish curry (also from the
...i much like the thought that frozen fruit and water can seem so
natural (yet as ingredients of ice cream can also seem so highly
and realising that deep freezing (like any form of 'cooking') can be
seen as direct alteration of time... from the many existing rhythms of
any organism... and also from the monolithic narrowing structure of
clocktime which we so often accept in order to speed up life and earn
money: to me the deadliest of things artificial disguised as release
from the primitive lives of pre-industrial people and animals and
...what is this?... am i stumbling again into 'newtime'... the rather
baffling idea that arose while writing letter 25 of 'the internet and
everyone'... and which re-emerged in daffodil 101... yes yes...
...newtime is now available to anyone... given the internet or iced
fruit... or any product of time freely chosen not imposed... such as
now... or eternity... stretching backwards or forewards to the beginning
and end of all things... i feel yes as if stumbling by half-accidental
half-purpose towards the end or finality of all this... and the
blackberries were sweet...
these unintended words can be read as nonsense or as significant reality
half-formed... yes i think so...
aware that thoughts incomplete or quite shaky by current ideas of what
is right or what is real these thoughts in their allusion could reveal
or become another way... had we the courage to attempt it...
...just after reading on wikipedia of a debate in Nasa as to whether to
spend a few billions on putting a few people on a comet or many more
billions on putting more people on the moon... both of these being
intended as stepping stones to mars or to beyond... and the marvel of
such possibilities is still described in the deadly language of economic
reason and dullness... i wonder if they'll take some frozen
© 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 john chris jones
You may transmit this text to anyone for any
non-commercial purpose if you include the copyright line and this notice
and if you respect the copyright of quotations.
If you wish to reproduce any of this text
commercially please send a copyright permission request to jcj at