We do not exist “in” our bodies anymore. We snapped a part of our brains and eyes and we implanted them on our mobile phones. A part of our brains is Google itself now, and we are not ashamed to use this extrapolated brain and its capabilities incessantly. As the mind-body duality dissolves itself into an entanglement of elongations of corporeality and consciousness, we are becoming liminality as we live entangled lives on both virtual and corporeal realms. It is a frictionless effort in understanding that our daily life experiences are predominantly metaphysical and in that sense, it transcends the dichotomy of sacred and profane, work and play, real and virtual.
Old English dream meant "joy, mirth, noisy merriment," also "music." Much study has failed to prove that Old English dream is the source of the modern word for "sleeping vision," despite being identical in form. Perhaps the meaning of the word changed dramatically, or "vision" was an unrecorded secondary Old English meaning of dream, or there are two words here.
There are two things you should know. One is that everything which you dream is you. I dreamt three nights ago that there were people on motorcycles circling a house in which I was trapped. And I woke up when they came in, one went upstairs one came into the room where I was, holding a dog on a leash. When you realize that that is a part of you, then you leave alone the part which is known to you, which is the one which is dreaming and is in danger, right? That person in the room is the part that I know.
I don't know myself as a person who begins to circle a house on a motorbike. And I've been thinking and writing about how it may feel to break into a house. So clearly I would like to use some power to get inside something. And I would also like to go very very fast around it. - Clementine Burnley,
Metaphors for a Black Future 2021: To the body, to the earth
which you so laughingly call
hands are in fact two
brown butterflies fluttering
across the pleasure
they give my body”
— Nikki Giovanni ”The Butterfly