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November 28, 2014

A shriveling pixel

Modern life, as we have come to know it, is a shriveling pixel.

And we, enclosed within its collapsing bits, have concocted an exhausted sanity, an exhausting rationality, a tunnel-vision problematic, and a culture that rewards one with respectability proportionate to just how much you are able to obviate the bigger picture, the unspeakable at the seams of mass experience.

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To see that modern civilization is not an animated spot in a sea of mute blackness is, perhaps, to awaken to the urgency of slowness: the humble gasping tenderness that is called for when it seems indubitable to apply even more brute force; the realization that we are not as enclosed or hemmed in as our myths suggest. To stop trying so hard to make a difference, and start coming alive.