To think outside narrative history requires reworking linear temporality. It requires “the rewriting of the senses” (Jacqui Alexander's words) in order to apprehend an expanded range of temporal experiences––experiences not regulated by “clock” time or by a conceptualization of the present as singular and fleeting; experiences not narrowed by the idea that time moves steadily forward, that it is scarce, that we live on only one temporal plane.
11 blocks • 7 months ago
Your body doesn’t know the difference between perceived realities and actual reality. If you’re picturing it, over and over, then it’s affecting your stress levels and physiology (because you’re releasing stress hormones, which in turn activate your sympathetic nervous system, which has a cascade effect on your body’s functioning).