8.04.2009

Image

Here is a pitcher of water with a filter built in. You are standing over a sink, and the pitcher is under a thin and gentle stream of water falling from the faucet. The image begins with the unfiltered water resevoir almost full, and it ends when you -- the viewer -- recognize that the stream of water going in will not be enough to keep the water level steady at "full," and that even if the stream of water going in was enough to keep the water level steady, that would serve no practical purpose, because eventually the pitcher will fill up and will begin to overflow. And the image ends with you shutting the faucet off, and waiting for the water in the resevoir to trickle through the filter.

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