Wednesday, April 20

A literary depiction of the moebius-strip and Sisyphus myth

 © Ben White 2002

"You mean it goes around in a loop?" 
"Exactly right, a loop, yes."
"I looked around the room. It was very small and very bare."
"There's no way out."
"None at all. We're stuck doing the same thing over and over again."
"You mean it goes around in a loop?"

The moebius-strip, joining the ends of the strip to form a loop, is very known and has already been at two posts at this blog.I loved this micro-fiction because it is a literary depiction of a moebius-strip and it also reminds me Camus's Sisyphus myth: "One must imagine Sisyphus happy" even tho he is condemned to repeat the same action for eternity.
Cheat: if you didn't get it compare the first and last sentence of the dialog.
I want to thank again Wilson Voight for introducing me another good text.  


Steve Bossenberger said...

Nice. I did not know that was what it was called! HAve a great week and thanks for commenting on my blog. Take care

Ana said...

Yay! You came back.
I was so happy when you left 3 comments that I decided we should comment each others on a regular basis.
Your blog have things I like but I don't know how to create a post.

Balqis said...

This is something new for me. I like this post. :)

Ana said...


Rawiyah said...

Interesting! I enjoy topics that relate to the ritual of routine - they serve as a reminder to do the extraordinary and the unexpected.

Ana said...

I'm glad you like it. I have already posted some of the myth of Sisyphus.

Rawiyah said...

Hey, i'd like to use the literary depiction in an assignment about the imagination and education. To whom does the depiction belong, because i will need a reference.

Ana said...

The text whose title is "Loop" is by Ben White, 2002.
He didn't mean to make a literary depiction of the moebius-strip but I did this approximation because as the last line of the text leads to the first and we should be reading it over and over again it is, for me, a representations of the moebius-trip.
Another person may have another vision but a moebius-strip will keep being a loop.