Charles Darwin called Buenos Aires, “the most regular city in the world.” In the New World there was greater freedom to construct cities on regular plans. 4 grid cities
These grids are lovely I think, like Agnes Martin paintings.
|Manhatten Grid Map of Packer's Journey to Samarkand|
|Las Meninas 1656 Valezquez|
|Agnes Martin 1960's 1970's|
|Yen plotted against the dollar|
But Elise-Gradiva is seductively luring him on. She is ahead of him all day and he is following her as she is hiding from him. He is not searching for her, but he keeps finding her. Inside the limo is the Order of Production and outside the limo is the Order of Seduction, and Elise Shifrin keeps shifting as Packer's mind shifts on this day. Death is ahead of him and hiding from him, but Packer unerringly moves towards Samarkand to meet his destiny with death.
And the imploder, the intellectual terrorist, will disappear as his world becomes a different world because of his actions. He will make the leap into death to offer the gift of his life. The world will die when Packer dies.
He's not a self-destructive loser, folks. He is an intellectual terrorist.
And so was/is Jesus.