MinXus mail bag: Holy Mackerel! from Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK)

Miss Becca - holism - 1

Mail-art by Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK)

Miss Becca sent us a lovely, postcard-size work that we are going to exhibit as part of Empress Marie’s International Exhibition of Holes.

Hology, of course, is a difficult and obscure study. Miss Becca places Holism in the realm of Holonomics by posing the question: “When does a depression become a hole?” We will address the question in the context of Holonomics.

A depression is, indeed, a kind of hole, Miss Becca. However, placing this in terms of U.S. government official definitions, a depression is a recession. This has been the case since the 1930s.

Thus there are no more depressions, only recessions. Yet, paradoxically, there are still holes.

Therefore a hole is a recession, in official terms, that is.

On the reverse side of the card, Miss Becca sent us one of her kindly notes:

Miss Becca - holism - 2

That is a most lyrical memory, primal and psycho-analytic in its use of water, fishes, father and bridge. It is the bridge that makes us ponder. It is the need to construct a bridge where we would begin, if we were to begin to build a bridge.

Here at the Mink Ranch we can identify. Our Dry Creek, on one edge of the Mink Ranch, is not always dry. In springtime it is sometimes a torrent, becoming more gentle. In the summer the minks spend much time there, swimming and catching fish, basking on the warm stones of Mink Island. Dark wall fishes from a nearby bridge.

With the current prevalence of Neoists, TOXIS agents and the practice of Retro-Futurism, we pose a probing question: “Are you certain, Miss Becca, these are really your memories?”


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cleo
    Dec 24, 2012 @ 20:11:22

    This is great Rebecca!


  2. suffolkrebecca
    Dec 24, 2012 @ 21:24:30

    Wow, and on the night be fore Christmas! Hmm, an analysis that makes me ponder. ‘There is no whiteness so white as the memory of white.’ Morandi. And, ‘Nothing is less real than realism.’ Georgia Okeefe


  3. minkrancher
    Dec 24, 2012 @ 22:03:15

    I do like the “Holy Mackerel” story, which I understand is a real memory.

    The fish, water, father are all, of course, deeply Christian (and baptismal) as well as Jungian. The bridge is less so. That’s the problem with reality. Things don’t work out as neatly as in literature.

    I have received a message from the Empress. She has, against her natural inclinations, attended church. Apparently she is rather alarmed by the sermon.


  4. minxuslinxus
    Dec 24, 2012 @ 23:32:42

    This is too interesting for leaving a comment drunk on altar wine :-)))
    I’ll be back tomorrow


  5. minxuslinxus
    Dec 25, 2012 @ 07:25:10

    Merry Christmas Mink Ranch. Holy mackerel 🙂 that’ s a great story, Rebecca. And what a gem of a card for the Exhibition!
    I’ve been thinking about this and it is all clear to me now. The cycle goes like this:
    Precession — Depression — Hole — Recession — Memory
    I should drink wine more often


  6. minxuslinxus
    Dec 25, 2012 @ 21:15:59

    And with all this almost for sure therapycession


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