This text is a poetic analysis that explores concepts of diffusion, dissolution, and limitlessness. In this text, the condition of the self is considered as a state of remoteness and the presence of an absence. Guided by Roland Barthes’ notion of NVS--le non vouloir -saisir (the non-will-to possess) which is introduced in the final chapter Sobria Ebrietas in A Lover’s Discourse, this text parallels the process of (self) affirmation with the process of the subject disintegrating into the world of things. This imagined condition is further informed by Jean -Paul Sartre’s notion of Viscosity in which the self experiences a threat of dissolution while in a state of flux. Applying these two models, the notion of the self as an autonomous and self-reliant subject is undone, presenting instead a self that is an indefinite figure which perpetually seeks meaning through an insatiable process of appropriation.
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