A pencil, an eraser, two pieces of adhesive tape, a blank piece of A4 paper, a table (preferably wooden)
Sit at your table, with the piece of paper in front of you.
Very slowly, strongly and deliberately, write your name on the piece of paper.
Listen and imagine feeling the lead of the pencil transfer the line of your name onto the paper.
When done, look at what you have written. Examine its lines and textures.
Your name is done.
Now with the eraser, lightly erase it.
Erase everything. Lightly.
With the adhesive tape, stick that same piece of paper onto the table, the side with your erased name facing up.
It is preferred for the table to be a thin wooden table so that vibrations can be easily felt through the surface of the table.
Lay your head with one ear on the table, with your face aligned towards the paper.
With your eyes closed, and with the pencil, again, very slowly and delicately write your name on the paper. Do not be conscious about writing it accurately.
Listen very closely to the sound of the pencil tracing your name on the paper, as the vibrations transfer from your mind, to your hand, to the pencil, to the lead, to the surface of the paper, to the wood of the table, to your ear, and back to your mind.
Do this as slowly as you could.
Once you think you have finished, open your eyes, sit up, remove the paper from the table and look at what you have written.
Look at it carefully in silence, and observe the intersections between what was previously written, erased and the newly written.
Take your time. Take it.
Mix the two sounds of the writing carefully in your mind.
A mind is grown to eat its own.
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