On Not Thinking Too Much

thinker of hamagia

Sometimes I think too much. I don’t do it consciously. While my body is anchored in the physical reality of my surroundings, my thoughts cluster around something or someone like a squadron of flies and buzzes about it for hours on end. When I think too much, I am not quite myself. I dwell in … Continue reading On Not Thinking Too Much

If You Had One Wish…

Birth of Venus empty painting

If I had one wish (provided say by a wish-fulfilling genie), I would probably wish never to wish for anything. But to be alive means to wish for things, you may say. What sort of life would it be without any wishes in it? The life of an ascetic? Of a recluse? Of a socially … Continue reading If You Had One Wish…

On Making Time When We Need It (Fast Time Versus Slow Time)

Remember the last time you worked on something you didn’t want to work on or studied something you didn’t enjoy studying? Or when you were at the doctor, waiting in a long queue for your turn? Didn’t time just drag on? Didn’t time seem to congeal around you, to hold you suspended like an insect … Continue reading On Making Time When We Need It (Fast Time Versus Slow Time)