The truth is that which happens. Everything that happens happens. But about something which has already happened, one can always say that that which happened to happen, then, happened to happen, then, only in the mind. But who is to say that that was not the way in which that which happened to happen, then, had to happen. Clearly, one believes. Faith is sensible to the self. But faith is already a knowing. And there is no knowing without the Alter.
In the world, things seen by a healthy eye cannot be seen in an unfocused state (with the exception, perhaps, of what is evinced when looking at certain skies, or, perhaps, when looking at things in certain climatic conditions [e.g. when looking down your street on a misty morning], or, maybe, when viewing objects in a dimly lit environment or through watery eyes, or, possibly, when looking at things through a soiled, deformed windowpane). In the world, out-of-focus areas can only be separately seen by the eyes in the shadows cast by things. Neither of these two observations are applicable within the domain of the photograph: in the photograph, things seen can be seen unfocused, and out-of-focus areas can almost unitarily be seen elsewhere (and judged for their quality: bokeh). This is made possible in photography simply by passing light through a pinhole. The pinhole is the zero point in photography. Truly, what defines the zero is the hole. The zero assumes its power by making itself utmost restriction without falling prey to annihilation. Dark chamber or occluded chamber, the mind is a phoney psychological construct. In any case, the world is always outside; and the self is within it – the self is this me in the world. Photography is a gimmick based on the bogus laws of physics. So is this me writing, a sham.
Salvador DALÍ. 1914. Head of Athene. The Salvador Dalí Gallery [online]. Available at: https://salvadordalilounge.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/0006-head-of-athene-1914/ [accessed 9 November 2022].