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Welcome to the Year 13,800,000,001

Welcome to the Year 13,800,000,001

For centuries, he has battled the forces of darkness with holy ground his only refuge. ~Joe Dawson, Highlander Opening Soliloquoy, Season 2 I arrived in México City on the eve of Christmas, left on the penultimate day of the Gregorian calendar in the year arbitrarily identified as 2018. Also identified as the year 2562 in […]

Embracing My Rutilant Nature

Embracing My Rutilant Nature

Start worrying the day the tell you you’re normal. ~Carlos Ruiz Záfon I spent a good many years fighting to fit in with the crowd, be a statistic in the status quo safely centered in a bell curve, to appear nice an normal just like everyone else except the weirdos skulking on the fringes of […]

¿Afraid of Joy?

¿Afraid of Joy?

Anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. ~David Quammen There are more books on my “To Read” shelf in Goodreads than I can possibly read in this life even if I dedicated every waking hour to reading. I would barely dent […]

The Fundamental Attribution Error

The Fundamental Attribution Error

Look deep enough into any person and you will find something shining within. ~Haruki Murakami We judge others by their actions while judging ourselves by our intent. This makes it very easy to cast ourselves righteous and others insufferable, if not downright despicable. In social psychology, it is called the Fundamental Attribution Error.

Is Art Really Necessary?

Is Art Really Necessary?

If I had to give an opinion, I’d say they were paintings that weren’t really necessary. ~Haruki Murakami Is any art necessary? Objectively, it is pigment splashed on canvas, words inked on parchment, steel hammered into three-dimensional objects occupying formerly empty space. Completely unnecessary. Aesthetically, intellectually it may be pleasing, awe-inspiring to a subset of […]

The Rainbow Within

The Rainbow Within

The light expressed naked yearning when projected outside. Focused inward, it strove for completion. ~Haruki Murakami Light shines into me and reflects out through me. Is it the same light? No. It is bent, reshaped, refracted into new colors. Similar to a prism breaking light into fundamental colors but different in that the filters modify […]

Crawling Out Of The Womb

Crawling Out Of The Womb

Out of self-protection, I took to wallowing in my own thoughts even more than before. ~Banana Yoshimoto Dreams dashed in one phone call. “It was great meeting you but we have decided not to move forward.” My plan to emigrate to a state of crystalline skies and wide open spaces crushed like an elephant stepping […]

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