Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Trifecta: Dwell

Some days I am more philosophical than others.

Some days I dwell on the constructed nature of Culture
turning the idea over and over in my mind until it changes form.

I am convinced that the world would be a much different place
if we understood how much of it is made up of our own constructed ideas,
rather than some concrete things on which we base our existence and exigencies.

I am reminded of the beautiful basic concepts of my chosen field
and why I went into anthropology in the first place.
All the theoretical and methodological debates
fall to the side when I dwell in my post-modern state of
everything is everything.

Naturally, nihilism will slip the doubts back into my mind
in a fit of rage at the state of beings and doings around me.

But for that graceful moment,
I transcend the boundaries and see that we are one
only separated by choice.

Perhaps that is just my transparent eyeball Huckabees moment,
but I liked it.


 

19 comments:

  1. "But for that graceful moment,
    I transcend the boundaries and see that we are one
    only separated by choice."

    I couldn't agree more. A thoughtful pieced beautifully expressed.

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    1. Thanks! It was surely nice to dwell on that for a moment.

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  2. Lovely moment of slipping the constraints of the ordinary; it feels more meaningful for the sense that it's a moment among many in the real world.

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    1. Exactly. I love the days when these blissful moments come so easily.

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  3. i thoroughly enjoyed this... strangely reminded me of cloud atlas. beautifully written. :)

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    1. Oo, I haven't seen it. It is on my post-dissertation watch list for sure though.

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  4. This sound so nice (: I love it.

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  5. This is really good. I enjoyed it.

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  6. Very interesting. Thanks for linking up.

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  7. Nice to dwell on our place in the world now and then.

    that graceful moment, which brings to mind moments of grace. Nicely done.

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  8. "Naturally, nihilism will slip the doubts back into my mind
    in a fit of rage at the state of beings and doings around me. "

    This is where I personally get stuck.

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    1. But the mixing of the dark and light is what makes it all so beautiful. Everything and nothing--together and separate--opposing sides of the same coin really.

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