Friday, August 5, 2022

The Homeostatic Divide

Burgess Meredith and Zero Mostel in Waiting For Godot (1961)

What if you find yourself spiraling out of control? Most people will do anything short of strangling themselves to cultivate inertia as a way of keeping the peace. Very few like to have the carpet pulled out from under them. Homoeostasis is the condition that organic life strives towards. It’s similar to balancing on a see saw. Human kind in particular is multivalent and capable of shifting weight to accommodate, not stasis but change. Life is a stagnant pond, a toxic dump in which dreams remain just that, languishing in a green ooze under Bayonne’s chemical sky. The opposite, of course, is to dive off one of those high cliffs in Mexico, where you have to time your jump in order to avoid hitting rock bottom.

read "God Bless Pig Latin America" by Francis Levy, The East Hampton Star

and watch the animation of Erotomania

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