jul 27, 2011
“Had Pyrrhus not fallen by a beldam’s hand in Argos or Julius Caesar not been knifed to
death. They are not to be thought away. Time has branded them and fettered they are
lodged in the room of the infinite possibilities they have ousted. But can those have been
possible seeing that they never were? Or was that only possible which came to pass?
Weave, weaver of the wind.”
In Stephen’s musings on history, real and potential, Frank finds a recurring Joycean theme.