Archive for March, 2017

An Unexpected Fate

“He thought of the incomprehensible sequence of changes and chances that make up a life, all the beauties and horrors and absurdities whose conjunctions create the uninterpretable and yet divinely significant pattern of human destiny.” ~ Alduous Huxley, Island To learn how to cook, play an instrument, massage, dance, and speak a second language: these […]

A Dip in Surly Waters

Next I went to Kuala Lumpur. Just ‘went’ there. The banality of the word fits my experience of Malaysia’s capital. I spent three days. It was a massive city like massive cities are. I snapped a selfie in front of the Petronas towers. I ran the boulevard of banks in the pouring rain at night. […]

Home

“My home is a tent in the bush. My home is a descending elevator, the back of a van, a library table. My home is the back seat of a car with the window rolled down. My home is a dusty, abandoned construction site. My home is a scorching hot roadside. My home is a […]

The Ninth Veil

“The ninth veil represents the illusion that the words people communicate are unanimously and exactly congruent with the ideas to which they refer.” ~A.F. I strolled down Smith street feeling confident and hungry. Teams of people shouldered past, peppering me with excited snippets of conversation, charging the hot night with their wild optimisms. I nudged […]

Get Healthy

  February, 4th, 2008: That date marks, as distinctly as any other, the start of my salvation from my own deepest depression. The night of the 4th was the first I ran. I remember wallowing in the familiar morass of frustration and despair. But the momentary impulse, that would spark a new era, is too […]

The Veils Of Society

Every time an animal is admired for its simple-minded pleasures, for its innocent affect, for its artless being, it is admired for existing beyond the veils. Animals lie beneath the threshold of the veils, so they live in perfect, albeit simple, harmony with reality. They have no delusions, mistaken notions, or dysfunctional belief systems. They […]