Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The Aristocracy of Boredom

The Romanovs (1913)

Is there a lot happening despite what you may be thinking or feeling? Boredom is a deceptive emotion since as unpleasant as it is, it’s a little the like the almost curative state of shock experience after an accident. The same applies to emptiness. There's comfort in feeling  one’s life is an empty place, with the imagination a desolate Hopper street corner. In fact, the unconscious is like an angry Jacobin mob.  There's so much potential danger lurking between the forces of eros and agape that without a "reverse endorphin rush," the dreamer might find themselves in another nightmare--standing naked in the middle of a highway with traffic threatening to expose their innermost "secrets and lies," right before they're turned to roadkill. The person who finds themselves wandering in no man’s land is like the last of the Romanovs blithely ignorant of the revolution at their doorsteps.

read "Diasporic Dining: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and listen to "Make America Great Again" by Pussy Riot

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