Bubbles 22 • Πομφόλυγες 22

Illustration

from Anakreon Kanavakis book

“Pomfolyges”

[Bubbles / balloons]

With all that’s happening we’ll all be needing one session!

Εργο

του Ανακρέοντα Καναβάκη

από το βιβλίο του

“Πομφόλυγες”

Μ’ όλα αυτά που συμβαίνουν, μάλλον πάμε όλοι για μία τέτοια συνεδρία!

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

36 thoughts on “Bubbles 22 • Πομφόλυγες 22

  1. Appropriate for your terribly troubling times, and tears shed for all living things great and small.

    The twisting, turning, yearning, and churning of thoughts, schemes, anxieties, plans, prayers, meditations, and dreams only to be popped by those who think they know better.

    That Freudian slip of a lamp on the desk is hilarious.

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    1. Perfectly perfectly said, my friend “…by those who think they know better!”
      I’m so glad you spotted that lamp. It always gives me chuckles!!!!

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    2. Ohmygosh! How did I miss that?

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      1. Dale! Dale! Dale! The lamp was the first thing I saw. But then, again, for me naked bodies trump Freud and men dreaming in bubbles. Nakedness will grab my attention every time.

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      2. Well… I must be more of a good girl that I pretend to be… 🤣😂

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      3. Yeah! Right! What was it that Buddy Holly sang “That’ll be the day…”? You are a very good girl at being contrary, which is one of the many things I love about you.

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      4. Hah! Can’t fool ya, eh? Part of my charm…😉😎

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      5. Oh yes. You are charming.

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      6. Oh you sweet talker, you!

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      7. All talk. Not a lot of sweetness left in these old bones.

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      8. Gimme a break. Now it’s my turn to say yeah right!

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      9. Oh, really?!!!!!! We know better!

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      10. There’s a lot of crankiness creeping around in these achy old bones.

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      11. As achy as they may be [and I hope not -if so, they better behave!], they are neither old nor cranky!

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      12. I love your positiveness.

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      13. Oh go on… 😉

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      14. Do you really want me to? I can you know, cause you are the sweetest!!!!! xoxoxoxo

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      15. Hahaha! No, no. It’s all good!! xoxo

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      16. 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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      17. Barging in here to agree with Tim! 😉 xoxoxo

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      18. And I believe know charming, Marina , as your are the epitome of charm.

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      19. Hey wait… this is about princess Dale!!!!!! Don’t make me blush!!!! 😉

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      20. Both of you a charming. A little blush is good. I would guess you have been left looking a little pale from last week.

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      21. You can say that again…. more numb to be honest.

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      22. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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      23. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  2. He thinks his troubles are mental. However, for my money, I’d say they are intestinal!
    Just being a bit cheeky, Marina. We could all use a laugh right now.
    Love the lamp! Where can I get one?
    🏮No lamp emoji! Just add it to the list! I’ll use a 🕯in the meantime!

    How is Hera during all the fire insanity?
    Give her pets and kisses for me! It’s okay, I got a load of sponges 🧽 in the other day.
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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    1. Intestinal!!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
      I know right? This lamp is a real item!!!!
      As for Hera she is sad for all those homeless and lost pets, all the animals that couldn’t ran, the trees…
      One hopeful thing is that there were unprecedented numbers of volunteers who helped save many animals.
      💚🌳🐾🌲🐾🌳💚

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