《在半个迷宫中》 Be In a Half of Maze

在半个迷宫中

 

      在半个迷宫中,意味着一场不合理的追踪。

      迷宫并不试图完全困住访者,它的本质表现为没有实体内容的部分:道路。但它所容许的行走,让我们面对的始终只是局部。 

      局部并非意味着不能反映或者遮蔽整体。在目击的发光的碎片中,猜测、追寻,试图合成一个完形。在没有光线的地方,不被光照的气息存在。

      不管我们是否相信每个碎片都在隐藏也在联系,一些碎片确实折射了另一些碎片。碎片最美妙的地方在于,它留下了多种补白的可能,以供想象完形的不同版本。

      补白的可能性会叠加:一个碎片所提示的可能性与另一个碎片所提示的和再一个……这无疑是一个极大量级的开放的乘积,并且无法举一隅而反三,只存在无数个微小的起承转合。而恰恰是所有试图逃离与求解的步伐,踩实了迷宫的道路。

      于是有些人放弃了,或者保持于漫游。又由于这种状态,在面对迷宫的时候,它愈发成为了永恒的半个。

      这种永恒的观看姿态经过处处风景,没有中心,没有出口,没有完形。但并不混乱。困难之处恰恰在于,它往往仅呈现为一个个正常的房间。

      如果你有能力俯视一个迷宫,会很自然发现它确实是半个。但即便来自天空的视角让它一览无余,当你望向平面图时,已经再次陷入。

      这一次,你将看到精准的几何规划师,拼合历史残骸的搜救员,你将看到遗书与火山在游戏或梦境中相互点亮,你将看到在迷宫中长大最后又吞下迷宫的人。

      这还是那个古老的隐喻,世界是半个迷宫,观众和行者分有另外半个。

      所以或许从不存在完整的迷宫,迷宫总是半个的。正如无穷大无法成为一个确定的数值。将无穷裁掉一半后,依然是无穷,而大脑内的困惑令它倍增后,也依然是。

      每个人或强或弱都假设自己是世界的中心之王,这证明了世界的无限。身在局中人,唯有坚信自己是独特的出走者,事实上,却是终归无名的建造者之一。

      在脑中,在眼中,在手中,在行走中,在半个迷宫中。无解的缠绕和疏导,是艺术家的咒语也是谜底。迷恋是赖以前进但又需要克服的症候群。一如弓与琴有着通用的弦。正如这并非前言,而是一份和声。

      曾有朋友蘸水写下即逝的赠语:开放迷宫,将军引弓,厌倦山中,好风相从。

 

Be In a Half of Maze

 

      Be in a Half of Maze means a improbable chase.

      A maze is not really trying completely strand the visitor. Its essence manifests itself as parts in an intangible substance: Roads. Nevertheless, by the walking it allows, we can always face only part of it.

      Parts do not mean that it cannot reflect or shield the whole. Among the glowing fragments witnessed: guessing, searching, trying to synthesize a gestalt. Where there is no light there exists unilluminated breath.

      Does not matter whether or not we believe that each fragment is connected while hidden, some fragments do reflect others. The most wonderful thing about fragment is that it leaves a variety of filler possibilities, to imagine different versions of the whole.

      There will be the superposition of possibilities: the possibility from one fragment leaves versus that of another one and another... This is no doubt an open product of enormous magnitude, from which no other inferences can be drawn, only means just countless tiny twists and turns. It is precisely all attempts of escaping and solving that pave the path of the maze.

      Therefore some give up, some stay roaming. Owing to this state, when facing the maze, it becomes more and more of an eternal half.

      This eternal gesture of viewing comes through sceneries. It has no center, no exit and no perfection. However, it is not confusing. The difficulty is precisely that the maze tends to appear as a number of common rooms.

      If you are able to look down at a maze, you will naturally find it is indeed a half. But even if the perspective from the sky makes it clear, when you look at the ground plan, you are already trapped by it again.

      This time, you'll meet geometric planners of preciseness, the researcher rescuing for historical debris, you'll see suicide notes and volcanoes lighting up each other in games or dreams, and will see people who grow up in a maze and in the end devour it.

      It is still the ancient metaphor. The world is half a maze, the viewers and walkers participate in the other.

      So there may not be a complete maze at all; the maze is always half, just as infinity cannot be a certain value. When infinity is halved, it is still infinite; and even after the perplexity in the mind doubles it, it is still the same.

      Everyone, whether strong or weak, assumes he/she to be the King at the center of the world, which proves the infinity of the world. An insider can only believe that he/she is a unique running away one; in fact, ends up to be one of the anonymous constructors.

      In the brain, in the eyes, in the hands, in walking, in half a maze. The unsolvable intertwinement and disentanglement are spells and keys of artists. Obsession is a symptom that rely on but need to overcome. Just like bows and lyres share the same strings. Like this is not a Foreword but a Chord.

      Once a friend wrote, dipped in the water, a promptly fleeting sentence as a gift: In an open maze, the general draws the bow; weary in the mountains, the zephyr follows.