Haunting my mind.

“A text is not a text unless it hides from the first comer, from the first glance, the law of its composition and the rules of its game. A text remains, moreover, forever imperceptible. Its laws and rules are not, however, harbored in the inaccessibility of a secret; it is simply that they can never be booked, in the present, into anything that could rigorously be called a perception.” -Jacques Derrida

It’s easy to dismiss my love for this passage as it is both at the beginning of a particular book and near the beginning of a particular career. There are so many passages that I find worth dwelling upon, but this is one I find exceptionally potent and worth revisiting.

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