Hi there. Everything is going to be ok. It was the only way she knew how to express her immense affection for cats. Show me your wounds.
Joseph Beuys didn’t make pretty art. It was bizarre and smelled a bit like a near-death experience.
I haven’t forgotten though.
Social anxiety affects many of us, and, with the proliferation of high stimulus online engagement and other factors, it seems to be getting more profound.
I’m not entirely ‘free’ of it. The monsters that block your full potential meditate for hours daily, while you take another pill and repeat affirmations that you are confident.
But once you start combining elements, the possibilities go way up.
Multi-billion dollar companies want you on your smartphone. The government wants you on your smartphone. Instead of social media merely connecting us, it has become a cult of notifications, continually trying to draw us in with the promise of social connectivity.
Don’t you feel connected? I feel connected and disconnected at the same time.
Bread is a tough sell though. A bagel piled high with your favorite spreads and topping is even tougher.
Nobody wants you to fail. We all want you to succeed in the tireless void of unavoidable failure. Deeper meaning resides in the cracks that appear under your feet when you’re skating on the thin ice of modern life.
Oh lizard brain, why do you taunt me? I like my monkey brain better? And I’d rather avoid the empire building brain altogether.
“Brainpower improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise.” – A.N. Wilson
Time to replace the cat in the box, collapse a few wave functions. Reality can split in two on occasion.
Days of slow walking are very long: they make you live longer, because you have allowed every hour, every minute, every second to breathe, to deepen, instead of filling them up by straining the joints.
Where I’m going is where I’ve been, across spans of time and place, I roam in this way seeking life.
So a lot of my work is trying to get that feeling—that weird mysterious feeling, like you’re almost scared and intimidated. It’s something bigger than just sitting there in a room with people, but also sort of fun.
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