Grinsen (Grinning)

The grin is an allegorical tool used in better understanding the notion of secretion, of making known there is s secret by what appears to be an attempt to conceal a thought or other reaction. The grin is like the base image of all masking, in that the mask elicits grinning or the urge to grin.


Among many things, the gnome is the embodiment of the grin. It is an ancestral fetich figure whose solid, manufactured and deliriously active natures cannot be separated. The gnome and all of its behavior associated with grinning is at the allegorical center of phenomena as supposedly diverse as racism, interethnic resentment, and withdrawal following substance abuse.


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