Less and Less

He thought about less and less.
Finally he just thought about thinking.
No longer calibrating his thoughts
in terms of social reality,
in terms of how he would have to square
them in the requirements of the world,
he almost stopped thinking in terms of language.
There was a slow purification of thinking;
he speaks of arriving at pure ideas,
stripped of any worldly ambitions or motives.

Lawrence Weschler, “seeing is forgetting the name
of the thing one sees,” conversations
with Robert Irwin