Soft Landings

(a prayer) “regrets collect like old friends, here to relive your darkest moments” Shake it Off, Florence and the machine “Fallin’, dreamin’, talkin’ in your sleep I know you want to cry all night, all night Plottin’, schemin’, finding Reason to defend all of your violent nights” Violent crimes, Ye   And when we remember may we always be careful…

The space of desire is strange

What the space of desire, requires, inspires, within us within us is strange.   How the space we desire, the moves are required the people inspired – we’re strange.   How the strange, are required, they look, they desire, the space we require it’s strange.   How the space we desire, inspires within us the stranger, the danger, we’re safe.…

A meditation on grief

I still grieve in private. Maybe it’s because absence is unquantifiable in collective terms. There is no “we” to the way we experience others. Even in the situation of a group of close friends the way people relate to each other varies. This  means that the absence of any single person will still be felt by the individuals in the…

How to hunt a Springbok

Before you embark, it is important to note that this will be no easy task. The Antidorcas Marsupialis, or Springbok, have adapted to harsh territory. Their uniquely shaped horns allow them to easily pierce through any defensive flesh. Their powerful legs allow them to jump high and run fast. Coming from a desert with little water, they can survive longer…

Lift off

Mood: The escape velocity of the earth is 40,270 km/h. The Hennessy Venom GT is the fastest car in the world and has a top speed of 435 km/h. The X 15 is the fastest plane in the world and has a top speed of 7,200 km/h. My car rattles at 100km/h. At launch an astronaut experiences 3gs of force.…

Resurfacing

Mood: The body slowly adapts to pressure. After spending minutes deep below the surface divers are advised to curb their rate of ascent to allow for the nitrogen to slowly leave their body. To climb too quickly is to risk decompression illness. Of all ascents, the final ascent is to be taken slowest as the greatest pressure change happens right…

And the winds and the waves

And the wisps and whims of the wills and the ways and the weight of the whim which the whales sold the waves and the ways that the winds ride the waves.   Ride the waves   And the way that the winds wind and whip from the west and the whims of the wills wind and shape, grind and…

Faster

(in crescendo)   Mood: You are running a race – you are far behind. You are far behind because you are running a race, and because ahead is only a place after now (with persistence), then behind is an abstraction – you know this and because you know this none of this is really a revelation. Still – behind you…

Find Shelter

So what happened is you gave up? After breaking your back against the shores, back beaten, bone weary trudging through the swamps, you lay down your weapons and, what – just stopped?   As if all the working you had done was naught. As if your pursuit of happiness was simply just an idle walk that you went on and,…