What's the difference between inventing a possibility like "the
possibility of not wanting for anything" as distinct from "the
possibility of being self-sufficient", or "the possibility of eating
right" as distinct from "the possibility of being healthy", or "the
possibility of finding a relationship" as distinct from "the
possibility of being loving and lovable"?
The difference is that the latter of each of those pairs, invents
possibility like a being. We often say "this is possible" and
"that's possible", or "it's a possibility that this could happen" and
"it's a possibility that that could happen". Given that inventing a
possibility is a linguistic act, which spoken form works better: "the
possibility of getting a lot done" (for example), or "the possibility
of being productive"?
Listen: "possibility", in the way Werner deploys the idea? is
always a possibility of being. It's never a
possibility of doing or having or happening or feeling.
In this milieu, to invent a possibility, is to invent a new kind of
possibility of being. It's to invent a right-now kind of
possibility, a tonight's-the-night*
kind of possibility. It's never a someday kind of
possibility. It's never a maybe kind of possibility. It's
always a possibility for being-in-the-world, a possibility in which I
stand (ie as, and inside of). It's a possibility in which I enroll
others in my having invented and gotten. And I invented and got that
possibility inside of the new realm of possibility (transformation)
that Werner's work brings forth.
In Werner's work, any possibility that you invent, always leaves you
with power, freedom and full self-expression in areas where they're
lacking. It's not just to impact how you feel (making you feel good has
got nothing to do with it).
* * *
tells this joke with great effect:
[to be completed]
"Yes" he said, "only once every six months. But tonight's the