i wrote a list on this tumblr of about 30 goals i had this year. so far i’ve been (mostly) successful..
however, i’ve been writing in a personal journal since i was 8, and it gives me a lot more perspective and reminders than any online blog could, obviously.
so despite the tumblr blog, my real 2013 goal was basically this:
‘do my best. stop being a dick.’
we’ll see how things turn out..
“CYCLICAL ASTRONOMIC TIME IS ALIEN TO ABORIGINAL THOUGHT..IT LEAVES ITS MARK ON SPACE, THEREBY SANCTIONING IT. COSMOGENIC TIME IN ABORIGINAL THOUGHT IS NOT CONCERNED WITH THE CREATION OF LAND, SKY, OR SEA; THE FUNDAMENTAL SETTING IS ASSUMED. ORIGIN MYTH RELATES THE WAY THE FOUNDING ANCESTORS PREPARED THE EARTH FOR HUMAN HABITATION, HOW THEY SUPPLIED THE NATURAL RESOURCES AND CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE BY THEIR ACTIONS…TOPOGRAPHICAL FEATURES ARE A RECORD OF ‘WHO WERE HERE, AND DID WHAT.’ THEY ALSO A RECORD OF ‘WHO ARE HERE NOW.’..HOW FOUNDING ANCESTORS WANDERED TOWARD DISTANT GOALS. SOMETIMES THEY STRAYED, AND FATE WOULD OVERTAKE THEM. WHERE THEY DIED THEY LEFT THEIR SPIRITS..” PG. 132; P2
“IN COMPARISON WITH COSMOGONIC TIME, ASTRONOMIC TIME IS EASILY MAPPED ONTO A SPATIAL FRAME.. HUMAN TIME IS ALSO DIRECTIONAL. A HUMAN LIFE BEGINS AT BIRTH AND ENDS IN DEATH: IT IS A ONE-WAY JOURNEY. HUMAN TIME IS BIASED IN FAVOR OF THE FUTURE..” PG. 132; P2
”..HUMAN TIME, LIKE THE HUMAN BODY, IS ASYMMETRICAL: ONE’S BACK IS TO THE PAST, ONE’S FACE TO THE FUTURE. LIVING IS A PERPETUAL STEPPING FORWARD INTO LIGHT AND ABANDONING WHAT IS BEHIND ONE’S BACK, CANNOT BE SEEN, IS DARK AND ONE’S PAST… MORE OFTEN, DEATH IS A CONTINUING JOURNEY FROM THE CENTER OF THE COSMIC SPACE.. IN THE WORLD OF THE LIVING THE FUTURE AND THE FRONT ARE FAVORED; THE SYMMETRY OF COSMIC SPACE IS DISTORTED BY HAVING A PRIVILEGED AXIS AND DIRECTION..” PG. 132; LP
”..IDEALLY IT SHOULD BE SYMMETRICAL, BUT IT IS NOT.. THE TRADITIONAL CITY, THOUGH STRONGLY INFLUENCED BY COSMIC IDEAS IN BASIC DESIGN, IS NONETHELESS THE CITY OF MAN. IT MIRRORS THE ASYMMETRY OF HUMAN AND LIFE.” PG. 135; P1
”..HERE IS A SEEMING PARADOX: THOUGHT CREATES DISTANCE AND DESTROYS THE IMMEDIACY OF DIRECT EXPERIENCE, YET IT IS BY THOUGHTFUL REFLECTION THAT THE ELUSIVE MOMENTS OF THE PAST DRAW NEAR TO US IN PRESENT REALITY AND GAIN A MEASURE OF PERMANENCE.” PG. 148; LP
waxing and waning, when it waxes, i want all of it without reserve. i think of nothing but what is in front. when it wanes, my immediate reaction is to search for an escape route and the fastest, quickest, most silent way out and away until it no longer exists in my psyche. and then i wonder if it’s really happening or all just in my head..
i didn’t know i still had it in me..
“to have that experience of awe, is, at least for the moment, to let go of yourself, to transcend this sense of separation. so it’s not just that they were experiencing something other than them, but that they were, at some very deep level, integrating, realizing, their interconnectedness with that beautiful blue-green ball.”
”..the earth is one system, we are all part of that system, and there is a unity and a coherence to it all.”—
surprisingly smooth. love the vdo. happy valentine’s day !—
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.