Truth, Repetition, Queer Theory

If you are going to ask me if I know anything about repetition, I know a thing or two from the works of Judith Butler and the novels I’ve read for my English (queer theory) class. But, at the time, I am not aware how repetition connects to queer theory. Repetition exists in my vocabulary as a device to stir the plot and nothing more deeper than that.

I started reading Truth by John D. Caputo and he wrote,

Repetition is a way to decontextualize and to let truth happen.

This reminded me of my queer theory class where five or six out of eight novels I’ve read has repetition. I reduced the never ending use of the device (repetition) as coincidence. 

Based on what I understand from Butler, something (whatever that maybe) is actualize through repetition. I never thought of repetition to stand along truth to let truth happen. What I am trying to get at is how astonished I am by the “idea” that queer is part of this world, not only as actualize but also as truth. I am very aware that queer is true, because I know that it is (however, people beg to differ). But Caputo gave us (indirectly) a sound argument that We exist as truth.

I suppose, it is no coincidence that the novels I’ve read for English class has never ending repetition. Caputo gave us a  repetition quip that helped to connect what I missed from queer theory. I just hope that the discussion surrounding repetition, truth, and queer theory never be silenced, because, even Caputo agree, silence kills truth. And it is vital that people learn to love truth.

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As Long As You’re Mine

Elphaba:
hmmmmm…

ohhhhh…
Kiss me too fiercely
Hold me too tight
I need help believing
You’re with me tonight.
My wildest dreamings
Could not foresee
Lying beside you
With you wanting me
Just for this moment
As long as you’re mine
I’ve lost all resistance
And crossed some borderline
And if it turns out
It’s over too fast
I’ll make every last moment last
As long as you’re mine
Fiyero:
Maybe I’m brainless
Maybe I’m wise
But you’ve got me seeing
Through different eyes
Somehow I’ve fallen
Under your spell
And somehow I’m feeling
It’s up that I fell
Both:
Every moment
As long as you’re mine
I’ll wake up my body
And make up for lost time
Fiyero:
Say there’s no future
For us as a pair
Both:
And though I may know
I don’t care
Just for this moment
As long as you’re mine
Come be how you want to
And see how bright we shine
Borrow the moonlight
Until it is through
And know I’ll be here
Holding you
As long as you’re mine
Fiyero:
What is it?
Elphaba:
It’s just…for the first time…
I feel…wicked.

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I’ll tell you
To leave me
And then
Feel betrayed
When you do.

M.S. (via coffee-crinkled-pages)
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I woke up feeling like its a normal day. I’m up by 7 and out the door by 9. I finished my last appointment around 8:15 and home before 9:30. Aside from the occasional calls and text messages, the errands of the day and numerous meetings went smoothly. The only time I had to myself was the time I get to buy myself a cake. I guess today is my birthday after all. The only thing I’m looking forward to is Wicked, which I’ll be watching tomorrow. Alone.

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You’re still the one,
You’re still the one I run to,
The one that I belong to,
You’re still the one I want for life.

You’re still the one,
You’re still the one that I love,
The only one I dream of,
You’re still the one I kiss good night.

Shania Twain, You’re Still The One (via quotes-shape-us)

Happy 8th!

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