approximations, a remaining-open of the possible

[1:30:41 PM]

sportsbabel says: asymmetrical, but one hopes not overly so

sportsbabel says: yes …… you don't need to calculate the price symmetrical amount of exchange
sportsbabel says: all you need to do is GET CLOSE
sportsbabel says: so that the gift isn't too big

sportsbabel says: GET APPROXIMATE
sportsbabel says: to what is an appropriate gift

sportsbabel says: in terms of effort, wealth, emotions

ladybug, paris

sportsbabel says: i am going to gift to you

sportsbabel says: we don't know each other

sportsbabel says: we can only calculate prices …… gifts cannot be calculated
sportsbabel says: but you need to give a gift that isn't TOO big
sportsbabel says: and close off the potential for reciprocity

sportsbabel says: anyways, i cannot calculate what is too big, so i need to approximate
sportsbabel says: what is too big or too small to gift you
sportsbabel says: where do i cross the line that what i give you is too much, and thus a power over you?

sportsbabel says: and so we negotiate
sportsbabel says: or emergence

sportsbabel says: perhaps?
sportsbabel says: and this is an erin manning politics of touch

sportsbabel says: we negotiate, we do this through language, the verbal
sportsbabel says: but also the visual, body language
sportsbabel says: and also the tactile, motion, affect …
sportsbabel says: fascinance

sportsbabel says: …
sportsbabel says: flesh
sportsbabel says: and skin
sportsbabel says: tactile and visual

sportsbabel says: and in this multisensory negotiation lies the zeroing in on what is the appropriate gift
sportsbabel says: the zone of potential between exchange and the power-gift
sportsbabel says: negotiation–>approximation–>risk

sportsbabel says: you need to find out if the negotiation was correct
sportsbabel says: someone has to risk the gift
sportsbabel says: make it explicit
sportsbabel says: you took the risk

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  1. ted says:

    Sportsbabel says: I talk to myself

  2. sportsbabel says:

    it would seem that way, wouldn't it …… but isn't relationality always more complex than it first appears?

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