COMMUNITY AS IDENTITY, NOT A GEOGRAPHICAL LOCALE
SHIFT FROM CONSUMER TO MEMBER
BREAKING FREE FROM DESIRING BASED ON WHAT WE KNOW — NEW STRATEGIES, NOT JUST KNOWN ONES
I’M NOT CREATING AN EXPERIENCE FOR YOU, I AM PROVIDING YOU WITH A SEED TO CREATE YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE — WE MUST ALL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF THE CREATION PROCESS
DARK SIDES — WE WILL EXPERIENCE NEW ITERATIONS OF PAIN WE MAY NOT HAVE FELT BEFORE AS A RESULT OF NEW WORLDS
FOSTERING CULTURE, OR “HORIZONTAL DEPTH” IN CULTURE CAN BE AT ODDS WITH GROWTH. WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR GROWTH TO BE A GOAL?
I GUESS I HAVE TO LEARN TO CODE SO I CAN KEEP EXPANDING UPON APP INTIMACY RE: “I’D LIKE A SPOT THAT’S JUST FOR ME” — BUT ALSO AS THE WORLD EXPANDS, TURNING IN IS WHAT FEELS MOST PROGRESSIVE
COEXISTENCE WITH THIS NEW WORLD AND ITS TECHNOLOGIES VS COERCED DEPENDENCE. A SYMBIOSIS.
LONGEVITY — THE CREATION OF WORLDS YOU DO NOT REGULARLY NEED TO ESCAPE FROM
WHAT CAN WE DO, INSTEAD OF WHAT YOU CAN DO?
THE NEXT ROMANCE I WILL KNOW IS THE PROCESS OF DECODING, THE SUBTLETIES BETWEEN PURE UNDERSTANDING AND THE ENIGMATIC
THE ONBOARDING ISSUE — WE CAN DO HARD THINGS. IT IS NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT THE STEPS; WE HAVE USHERED IN OTHER ERAS AND TECHNOLOGIES, BUT TRANSLATING THEM IN A WAY, IN A CONTEXT, THAT IS BOTH CULTURALLY RESONANT AND INSPIRES EMOTIONAL AFFINITY. LET’S BREAK DOWN THE PROMISE. SEE POINT 2 AGAIN
HOW WILL YOU ASSERT THAT YOU ARE “HERE” IN THE NEW WORLD?
"Tea is a collaboration between humans and nature. The Chinese character for tea ─ 茶chá ─ contains within it the radical characters for a plant, a tree and a person, with the whole character representing the harmonious ecosystem between them. Every tea style that exists is a product of the intervention of humans ─ there is no black or green tea plant and any style of tea can be made from any type of Camellia Sinensis, although certain styles benefit certain places or times of the year." – Jonathan Nunn, 2020
There are times when we must speak, not because you are going to change the other person, but because if you don’t speak, they have changed you.
One of the functions of art is to give people the words to know their own experience. There are always areas of vast silence in any culture, and part of an artist’s job is to go into those areas and come back from the silence with something to say. It’s one reason why we read poetry, because poets can give us the words we need. When we read good poetry, we often say, ‘Yeah, that’s it. That’s how I feel.
What else is the point of having a body, if not to see your own hurt completely & love it anyway?
∆ “If you forbid anything loudly enough it’s bound to come back to haunt you.” (a poem for you), Topaz Winters