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[Xmca-l] Re: Parts and wholes

Actually some bridges are constructed over highways specifically to enable herds of animals to migrate. That's a bridge to me.

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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Parts and wholes

without people travelling across it, it is not a bridge.


Andy Blunden

On 2/09/2016 12:51 PM, mike cole wrote:
> >From Italo Calvino, "Invisible cities" -- a conversation between 
> >Marco Polo
> and Kublai Khan, one of many. Some relationship here of constituting 
> and instituting?
> mike
> Marco Polo describes a bridge, stone by stone.
>              "But which is the stone that supports the bridge," Kublai 
> Khan asks.
>              "The bridge is not supported by one stone or another," 
> Marco answers, "but by the line of the arch that they form."
>              Kublai Kahn remains silent, reflecting. Then he adds: 
> "Why do you speak to me of the stones? It is only the arch that matters to me."
>              Polo answers. Without the stones, there is no arch."