I woke up and an entire section of my mind previously unfamiliar to me had been activated. Possibilities and impressions that once lived in my imagination surged and dramatically ate away at pragmatic constraints, annihilating what was assumed as impossible.
Painter, writer, sound poet, and performance artist Brion Gysin ignored the impositions of the status quo. His permutation poems – like ‘Junk Is No Good Baby’ – questioned the bases of communication and reality.
It’s possible that this project will enhance how traumatologists understand religious vocation and spirituality, and it may open up new ways to think about God. For the women I’m reading, God and/or the devil are holding tanks for the terrible things that somebody else did to them while they were helpless, often over a long period of time. In that way, they use supernatural both to hide and reveal the truth.
What if there is no set reason for our existence? What if we have the power to create our own reason for existence?
Societal norms of success and failure are not valid within creativity and play, and certainly not within skateboarding. In order to learn, one must fall and fail multiple times. Falling uninvited in public becomes a vital building block of anybody’s creativity.
We have only to gain from our two cultural partners, art and science, working together. They can inform, enlighten, and benefit from one another. They are both concerned with the same fundamental questions of who we are, why we are here, where we are going, and where we come from.
This penchant for efficiency permeates into situations that don’t call for it. It eliminates, or vastly diminishes, the possibility for discovery and expanding that set of established knowledge on your own. It limits your experiences to those that have been lived, instead of creating new ones by following your intuition.
What if everyone in the world spoke the same language? What if some international governing body handed down a decree: everyone in the world shall speak language x? What if we fell in line? What if we’re misdefining language?