Prolonged introspection is a lukewarm bath that started out piping hot; what was recently pleasantly all-encompassing is now a tepid reminder of the reality of the world beyond the bath. A poignant interaction, a stunning disappointment, a touching line of prose or lyric, a newly remembered memory; all of these can spur an initially searing moment of introspection. At the onset, heart and brain fire in beautiful collaboration as the adrenaline surges. Synapses fire and energy levels rise! Riding the wave, I sometimes hold on too long, and find myself lolling in the shallows with sand in the butt of my bathing suit.
The Path oF Introspection – 11 January 2012
(Uno) 1. Artists’ works are mirrors and windows; mirrors in which we can catch a glimpse of truth in ourselves, and windows through which we can see the depths of humanity.
(Due) 2. Constant relocation breeds independence as much as despair.
(Tre) 3. Being nice instead of rising to a necessary conflict is weak.
(Quattro) 4. If you really like to do something, you’d better make it your priority because nobody else is going to do that for you.
(Cinque) 5. Denying anger leaves you feeling helpless and inept. Doing something positive feels vivid and real. Talk and thoughts are not enough.