Bubbles 11 • Πομφόλυγες 11

Illustration

from Anakreon Kanavakis book

“Pomfolyges”

[Bubbles / balloons]

Εργο

του Ανακρέοντα Καναβάκη

από το βιβλίο του

“Πομφόλυγες”

Pomfolyges [Bubbles] Πομφόλυγες

1998

Λόγοι Κενοί Περιεχομένου

Οι παρακάτω εξηγήσεις θεώρησα οτι είναι απαραίτητες για την κατανόηση της σοβαρότητας του θέματος που αναπτύσσεται στις σελίδες αυτού του βιβλίου. Στο λεξικό του Μπαμπινιώτη αναφέρεται η λέξη “Πομφόλυγας”, δηλαδή “λόγος κενός περιεχομένου, ανόητη φλυαρία, αερολογία, φλυαρία, μπούρδα, φληνάφημα”. Στο λήμμα όμως “πόμφος” δίνεται η ερμηνεία “κάθε είδους φουσκάλα στο δέρμα, η οποία δεν οφείλεται σε σοβαρά παθολογικά αίτια”. Τα μπαλόνια, που ονόμασα “Πομφόλυγες”, αιωρούνται στο παράδοξο της ίδιας της ετυμολογίας τους. Εχουν προκύψει από μια παθολογική διαδικασία που οφείλω να θέσω προς εξέτασιν: Από πολλαπλή λοίμωξη αναπτύχθηκαν φλύκταινες στο κεντρικό νευρικό μου σύστημα, που πολύ γρήγορα επεκτάθηκαν στο δέρμα και, στη συνέχεια, αποσπάσθηκαν και γέμισαν τον χώρο. Προσπάθησα, ως προσεκτικός επιστήμων που είμαι, να παρακολουθήσω επισταμένως τα συμπτώματα της ασθένειας. Τα κατέγραψα. Ετσι παραδίδω τις εικόνες αυτές προς χρήσιν των ευφυών μελετητών, που θα ασχοληθούν συστηματικότερα και πιθανώς να λύσουν το κλινικό μυστήριο: πώς δηλαδή φλύκταινες μιας ίωσης μετατρέπονται σε λόγο κενό περιεχομένου και μπούρδες. Προσθέτω επίσης ένα σύνδρομο που δεν πρέπει να αποκρυβεί: Στο τελευταίο στάδιο ο ασθενής [εγώ λ.χ.] καταλαμβάνεται από μία έμμονη τάση να “πομφολυγοποιεί” καθετί που εμπίπτει στην προσοχή του. Τελικώς έχει την αίσθηση οτι περιβάλλεται από μπαλλόνια, φούσκες, φουσκάλες, φλύκταινες, φυσσαλίδες, πομφόλυγες, που με τη σειρά τους περικλείουν τα πάντα. Ενας κόσμος ανάλαφρος και ταυτόχρονα ασήκωτος. [Σχετική βιβλιογραφία Dr. Milan Kundera]
Πώς όμως ένα ανύποπτος αναγνώστης μπορεί να αντιμετωπίσει τους πομφόλυγες αυτού του βιβλίου; Μπορεί να αναληφθεί μαζί τους ή να χρησιμοποιήσει καρφίτσα για ν’απαλλαγεί από το βάρος τους.

Ανακρέων Καναβάκης

Empty Words

I felt that the following explanations were necessary for the understanding of the seriousness of the subject that unfolds in the pages of this book. Babiniotis dictionary refers to the word Pomfolygas, as words empty of content, silly chatter, babble, chatter, nonsense, gibberishm, balderdash, blather. However, the entry “Pomfos” is interpreted as “any kind of blister on the skin, which is not due to serious pathological causes”. The balloons, which I called “Pomfolyges”, hover in the paradox of their own etymology. They have resulted from a pathological process that I have to put to the test: Multiple infection developed blisters on my central nervous system, which very quickly spread to the skin and then were detached and filled the space. I have tried, as a meticulous scientist, to closely monitor the symptoms of the disease. I recorded them. So I deliver these images for the use of intelligent scholars, who will deal more systematically and possibly solve the clinical mystery: how blisters of an infection turned into empty content and nonsense. I must also add a syndrome that should not be concealed: In the terminal stages the patient [e.g. me] is occupied by an obsessive tendency to “bubblize” everything that falls under his attention. Finally there is a feeling of being surrounded by balloons, bubbles, blisters, blisters, bubbles, puffs, which in turn enclose everything. A light and yet unbearable world. [Ref. literature by Dr. Milan Kundera]
So how can a unsuspected reader cope with the bubbles in this book? He can take them with him or use a pin to get rid of their burden.

Anakreon Kanavakis

25 thoughts on “Bubbles 11 • Πομφόλυγες 11

  1. Timothy Price May 15, 2021 — 3:21 pm

    This is fabulous. So many ways to interpret it. One thing that comes to mind is the old Drive-In movies. This is like a float in movie. The poor guy who’s balloon has popped is missing the end of the show.

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    1. I love that interpretation! Much more ‘positive’ than mine: each one is riding their life’s balloon. The guy on the ground just lost his… Thank you, my friend!

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      1. Timothy Price May 16, 2021 — 3:23 pm

        Your interpretation is excellent and our life balloons are indeed fragile .

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      2. Our ‘make’ is oddly very strong and extremely fragile at the same time. We better take care of that balloon! 😉

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      3. Timothy Price May 17, 2021 — 3:23 pm

        Definitely.

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  2. Yes… a balloon! Interesting I quite often see the condom shape, this one seems a half condom.
    It’s taking him somewhere, so maybe he’s gone off half-cocked? xooxoxoxoxoxo

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    1. A ha ha haaaaaaa…. or simply riding his life balloon along with everyone else! 😉😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
      ❤❤❤🤗🤗🤗❤❤❤

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      1. Yeah… I tend to overthink things.
        ❦🧐❦🤓❦🙃❦🧐❦🤓❦🙃❦🧐❦🤓❦🙃❦🧐❦🤓❦🙃❦🧐❦🤓❦🙃❦🧐❦🤓❦🙃❦🧐❦🤓❦🙃❦🧐❦🤓

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      2. No such thing as ‘overthinking’! Making use of the brain is always good! 😉
        🤗🥰🤗🥰🤗🥰🤗🥰🤗🥰🤗🥰🤗🥰
        ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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      3. 🥰🤗🥰🤗🥰
        ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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      4. xoxoxo 💚💖💚💖 xoxoxo

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      5. 🌟🧡☀️🧡🌟🧡☀️🧡🌟

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      6. 🌟🧡☀️🧡 xoxoxoxo 🌟🧡☀️🧡

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  3. Okay… that was the under photo. That’s the cover of the book? (LOL)
    I see the top bubbles, now. Funny, but the page came up on that image. I found the top image, when I left the page, so I came back to explain!

    Seems there was a wild party, and everyone got quite high!
    The guy on the ground had too much fun, and blacked out, thereby bursting his bubble!
    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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    1. Oh, sorry for the confusion. I add a detail from the project as a featured image in BW, so that maybe what you saw. Under the description I’ve added the book cover from where these balloons were taken.
      Yes, or… his life balloon just popped!
      😉😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
      ❤🧡❤🧡❤🧡❤🧡❤🧡❤

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    2. …after having too much fun, as you say! 😉🤣😂😂😂

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      1. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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      2. ❤🥰❤🥰❤🥰❤🥰❤

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  4. Such a fun and colourful image, Marina. I would be the reclining woman, but with a speech bubble saying, “Please don’t burst my bubble!”

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    1. A ha ha haaaaaaaaaa, leave me in peace, right?!!!!! Thank you, my dear Sylvia! xoxoxo

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