Situated Reading of Situations

Susan Stewart. On Longing

[T]he distance between the situation of reading and the situation of the depiction is bridged by description, the use of a field of familiar signs [...] Thus, whenever we speak of the context of reading, we see at work a doubling which undermines the authority of both the reading situation and the situation or locus of the depiction: the read is not in either world, but rather moves between them, and thereby moves between varieties of partial and transcendent vision.

And from where I read this I imagine you skipping through three situations: that of your reading, that of the rendering of what you are reading, that of the depiction brought to mind. In your hand a magnifying glass.

And so for day 237