From: D. Barton JohnsonSent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 12:40 AMSubject: Fw: Beau Romeo/Borromeo/Moore in TT----- Original Message -----From: nabokovSent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 3:29 PMSubject: FW: Beau Romeo/Borromeo/Moore in TTDear Don,Comment for Jansy:Sorry to disagree with the connection you wish to make. Not even a complex disquisition on the analogies between this ancient concept and aspects of mathematics, physics, chemistry, theology, Jacque [no "s"] Lacan's* psychoanalytic theorizing, Dr. Musing's paramystical musings, Via Conservatorio in Milan, Ballantine's beer, or the Borromeo family tree would "demonstrate" how three persons can be interlocked without "loosing" or losing their identities. It might express another kewt analogy perhaps, but certainly not a demonstration (conclusive evidence, proof).Best, DN____________________________________________________________________*"Si quelqu'un est un spécialiste de la connerie, pour l'avoir beaucoup étudiée...c'est bien Jacque Lacan."
From: Donald B. Johnson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 12:28 PM
Subject: Fw: Beau Romeo/Borromeo/Moore in TTMailing Booromeo again----- Original Message -----Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 8:26 AMSubject: Beau Romeo/Borromeo/Moore in TTDear Don and ListI had already mentioned the Borromean knot ( with which I got acquainted through psychoanalyst Jacques Lacanīs theories ) in connection to Beau Romeo and a geographical site.
After I discovered Wittgensteinīs reaction to the "Moore Paradox" and its marvellous fit in "Transparent Things", I concluded that some of VNīs "obscure jokes in Tralatitions" were more intertwined with "real math" than Iīd originally thought.
It might be important then to post a quick reference to the borromean knotīs non-interlocking loops and add its representation. Not only for those able to deal with topology and mathematics, but also because yesterday I had written about the "shifting characters blending into each other" ( Mr. R, Von Librikov, Hugh, Romeo, VN - Armande, Julia, Juliet) and here it is demonstrated how three persons ( 3P ) can be interlocked without loosing their identity.Jansy
Three loops are tangled together but no pair is linked. This appeared on the Borromeo family crest of the Italian Renaissance. No two rings are actually interlocked. Each maintains its identity.