Imprisoned in time

Imprisoned in time, a lack of stimulation urges on the most painful of boredom. But ennui is designed to wear off, as the next snack of dopamine puts our eyeballs into a trance.  The quest for enlightenment runs through that rectangular glow, injecting dreams of reality that light up the brain like a Christmas tree. […]

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Mary Oliver: The poem gets written

“It is 6am and I am working. I am absent-minded, reckless, heedless of social obligations etc. It is as it must be. The tire goes flat, and the tooth falls out, there will be a hundred meals without mustard. The poem gets written.” Mary Oliver Who needs the muse when you’ve got a proper habit? […]

Variables of reason

The riddle of life requires that we turn the page with equal uncertainty and confidence. By peeking into to the future, we dive into the uncomfortable experiment of digging up our past. The vacillation opens up the floodgates to creativity. Yielding to a strange loop, we can finally ignore the feeling of being left behind. […]

The sound of the future

We used to drive horses, then cabs, and now Uber. Ideas, hardly new, get retranslated to match the demands of modern times. First came the radio, then television, and now the pocket-sized smartphone. Each iteration seemed to enhance our addiction to glow. From snail mail to email, to instant messaging — this time is different […]