Untamed Speech

...always a rage against the blind harmony of an anaesthetized life. Instead, a life amid the salient, the awkward, the pathologized; buffeted and discontent, at peace only in a rough sea.* Is it possible that the very flight away from our experience of pathology misses the beauty of its necessity, removing us from artful expression of …

Continue reading Untamed Speech

Animalizing

During moments before thought translates into language, I recognize perhaps a truer, more immediate sense of my animal nature. In my relationships to other animals, I find these nonverbal states not only more readily happen, but are necessary for any exchange to take place. We may talk to animals, but in silent presence, where a …

Continue reading Animalizing

Secret Agent Man

  Possession The conceptual framing of one's experience into spatial designations of 'inner and outer,' 'self and other,' 'me and not me,' 'real and imaginary,' shape, categorize, which through the force of habit and time coagulates into an assumed identity referred to as 'me.' Inversely, out of all that remains, the discarded elements of raw experience become what is not …

Continue reading Secret Agent Man

Crazy

"Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be breakthrough." —Psychologist R. D. Laing. crazy (adj.)1570s, "diseased, sickly," from craze + -y (2). Meaning "full of cracks or flaws" is from 1580s; that of "unsound mind," or behaving so, is from 1610s. If by defining someone as crazy, we mean they're cracked, the cracks might …

Continue reading Crazy

The Edge of the Universe

"Western reality has no prerogative or supremacy over other brands. It may be the present operating system for modernity on Earth, but its roots are no more rooted, its arising no more fundamental or absolute. No one species’s or planet’s deposition has primogeniture or is endorsed by the universe. The same claims are made implicitly by …

Continue reading The Edge of the Universe