Places like rest stops, stairwells, trains, parking lots, waiting rooms, airports feel weird when you’re in them because their existence is not about themselves, but the things before and after them
As Ryan Broderick put it in today's Garbage Day, "There are a lot of internet users who, after a decade of exposure to viral media, have had their minds so thoroughly warped by trending content that they believe that reacting to popular internet culture is not just a replacement for a personality, but some kind of moral duty."
to live in a |parallel| reality
where the skies’ clouds entangle similarly to the oceans’ waves
a |parallel| reality
where i am capable of diving into clouds, the same way i dive into waters
my reality functions /perpendicularly\
one where reflections seem contradictory
one where i am obscured by the cloudiness of a day and opaqueness of sand-fumed water
always question how things came to be, and who had the power to control the tools that shape how society thinks.
sometimes we have the capacity to both contain and be contained, sometimes we have to feel contained; held, before we can contain; hold.
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
The key is to keep asking yourself the same question, again and again and again: this is your life - what do you want to pay attention to?
∆ Catherine Price, from How to Break Up with Your Phone