Calvino, in this third chapter, writes about exactitude in literature. He encourages writers to avoid language that is verbose, approximate, careless and random. In the edit so the writing becomes 'exact', In response to his I created a piece that represents time, the most exacting quantity I know. Whilst time seems to have an elasticity to it, it expands and contracts depending on our perception, it waits for no man and it is the driving force behind Calvino's call for exactitude. Time is precious and writing (or design for that matter) needs to be carefully considered, honed and edited.
|Six Memos for the Next Millennium, Chapter 3 Exactitude, pendant, April/May 2015, Cari-Jane Hakes|