Begin Again

“The comet itself, the monkey itself, Coca-Cola itself, resonate in cellars of being where no relation reaches. This is true not of certain privileged substances at the expense of others, but of objects per se. It is not just some dark and shapeless matter that rationality can never reach, but a menagerie of inscrutable objects hidden from birds and sand-grains just as much as from us. It is a world organized, cut up into forms — but invisible forms, substantial forms, which withdraw from other objects even while inflicting wounds upon them.”

Graham Harman, (2007) “The Metaphysics of Objects: Latour and His Aftermath” (Draft)