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"I see little point in persisting in a discussion with one so obstinate as you" Martin White

Sunday, November 28, 2004

sleep walking

figure. 27.1. unconscious urges

The ever-perceptive Sarah has been giving some very stimulating thoughts on the interlinking of rebellion, commerciality, identity, and social justice. All stuff which often plays at the back of my mind (an example here market forces), but rarely with such co-herence. This is one of those times I get dreaming a little, and maybe it’ll impact a little my own life if I’m actually brave enough to let it.

I’m thinking people caring less about what they wear and look like for it‘s own sake, but having way more expression & play with them. I’m thinking people who stop to recognise the sheer impact and pathos of every tragedy, who reflect & consider no matter how small or how all-encompassing. People who stray from their own boundaries by recourse, to live through another‘s eyes. I’m thinking people who live identity with a holistic sense that mocks labels and purchased life off the shelf, but recognises the space between us as the sacred ground of encounter. People who’re open to the new, and seize any chance to be stretched & to stretch. People who try to notice the full extent of effects from any action they take or transaction they make. People who treat their lives as gift, to be held lightly but emoted deeply. People who keep an eye out for chance to bring colour and the unexpected into an everyday moment amongst us, or a more impacting event. People who do this by instinct, live it in every second.

What a nice dream. Can someone tell me when I’m awake?


Blogger Sarah said...

"on the interlinking of rebellion, commerciality, identity, and social justice."- said it better than i could myself!

Yes, it is a nice dream (nice dream, if you think that you're strong enough), but its also possible. a case of letting go of selfishness and looking out rather than in. hmmmm. Wonderfully impossible as it sounds, i reckon the things one would have to give up in order to gain this perspective may be detrimental to ones thinking and existentialism etc. or perhaps not. but, like humility, you probably wouldn't realise you're doing it anyway. hmmm.

you've confused me, mr.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

also. love the picture. calming and sleepy. [theres undertones of menace there.. can you feel them?]

2:29 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Ah yes, it’s the perennial search for unselfconsciousness that enables so much positive life - rather like the holy grail it often seems an ethereal cusp of reality than anything we might actually attain. But still, I have seen people who’ve lived out some of the fragments of the dreams - who’ve managed to drag these visions through into waking life - and this gives me a lot of hope for us all. I still claim you’ve articulated it best ;)

But I like the confusion in a sense; it’s always good to see how much complicated things are than we (or they with their “just do it”-esc slogans) would like it to be. And it’s personally quite touching that you found a disturbing undertone in the imagery - double meanings of innocent bliss where the pound cannot touch us, *and* corporation-induced amnesia to get us unable to do anything, were kinda intended.

how much is that then?

1:19 AM  

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