hearing is a strange thing. it is the only sense we cannot really turn off. i think we hear by osmosis. in the strictest sense of the word. or the least strict sense of the word. or the definition that has the least number of words. but anyway, i think we sort of hear by osmosis, and according to my friend travis james joyce thinks so too, as he apparently says in finnegan’s wake. i said a lot of thins last night to which travis replied “that is what joyce says in finnegan’s wake!” and by “a lot” i mean maybe two or three. this is probably because he is reading it right now. but i would like to think that joyce and i see eye to eye on some things. i would like to think this because apparently joyce is genius. jenius joyce. genius goyce. i am channelling a misogynistic old Irish curmudgeon. i do not anticipate reading finnegan’s wake though.
i looked up “channelling” and it is, in fact, the canadian or British way to spell channeling. so spell check can bit me.