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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Notice the light inside

The artist over the critic, the maker over the collector, the writer over the reader. Once we become creators rather than passive consumers and dive deep in, we preserve our own history.  Ignoring our calling to shake off a responsibility merely postpones an itch that intensifies with time. Unlike robots, humans are light inside. We […]

Imagination is a mental scratch pad

Imagination is a mental scratch pad, a place to delve into the urges of the non-existent. It is only there can we see what’s more captivating than reality’s everydayness. Imagination not only protects us from boredom, it also protect us from ourselves. It acts as a neuroprotective stimulus for brain expansion — we are only […]

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. […]