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Tuesday, January 09, 2007


'Who are you going to believe, me or your eyes?', as Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf or 'Comical Ali' used to ask on Iraqi TV as the tanks rolled in.

Strong lifelong sense of prosopagnosia, or inability to recognise what's in front of my eyes.

In a more extreme form, known as Capgras' syndrome, the sufferer believes loved ones have been replaced by changelings or androids.

Two lines from Pierre Reverdy's Chauffage central:

La porte est ouverte et je n'entre pas
Je vois ton visage et je n'y crois pas

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