Usually, when I indulge in this riddle, I like to ponder the old and durable paradox of the immanent and the transcendent. Language, so erotic and local to the body gestures to and through meaning. And meaning, we like to believe (acts of faith abounding in acts of words), has a life of its own. It all redounds to our decisions and discernment as to what is present and what is presence.
Today, however, somewhat to my surprise, I am interested in presence and word in acts of making.
I want to suggest both making and presence as acts or results of mediation.
Then, I think further to dialogue as the exemplary act of mediation, the interchange that makes present, not only manifesting voices, but interrupting the mystery of the voice in a larger way. Meaning interposes itself as presence in the midst of dialogue, even though meaning, like presence, may not be durable and certainly isn’t static.