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Forget or Embed

After re-watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind last night (which, may I suggest, you do the same – it’s a Netflix instant stream and an emerging classic), I was reminded of the powerful appeal to forget. The name of the movie is based on a poem called Eloisa to Abelard. The lines go: How happy is … Continue reading

Do you get it yet?

The answer, I think, should always be no. Like a good poem, or a meaningful song, you don’t ‘get’ it in the first experience. What about the 20th reading? Or the hundredth time you’ve heard it? How long until you get it; until you can check that box and move on to the next one? The good, … Continue reading

Making reality disappear.

I heard this quote on NPR the other day (I think in an All Things Considered interview with some musician): “To make something real you have to make reality disappear.” Maybe it’s a spontaneous dance party or taking the long way home from work with the windows down and the music blaring. Maybe it’s a long walk or … Continue reading

How you get there matters.

I was laying on my back, feet on the ground, hips in the air, rolled back on the top of my head, gazing to the right. I think the English name for it was the tire. For some passerby the pose probably looked harmless enough, dare I say easy. But the teacher took us through … Continue reading

When Life Gives You Lemons

What do you do when life isn’t what you expected? (And you should know that this is bound to happen eventually. I promise. It’s just that no one prepares you for it when you’re young.) I’m not claiming to know the answer for sure, because I don’t. And I’m not claiming to know something that’s … Continue reading

If you’re trying to find out what’s next…

“If you’re trying to find out what’s coming next, turn off everything you own that has an OFF switch and listen.” Listening. That’s what I’m doing this week. For what, I’m not sure. But I do know that right now my life is loud. REALLY, REALLY, REALLY LOUD. So loud it hurts. And I’m terrible … Continue reading

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