If you don’t change direction, you may well end up where you’re heading.
Lao Tzu, Tao Te King


acceleration and liberation






things are going faster and faster, louder and louder, becoming more and more obvious
everything comes out into the open
the pressure builds, so does the oppression


Serguei Prokofiev, Sonata 7, precipitato, Sviatoslav Richter



no more burying your head in the sand, avoiding or pretending

© yngsa

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at the foot of the wall 

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in entropy 

depletion of resources, increasing disorder and chaos until annihilation.

Claude Debussy, Cloches à travers les feuilles, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli


sometimes a new impulse brings life back and momentarily restores balance
resilience, as long as the system lives on



in collapse

a release
the old gives way, if I let go too (identifications, attachment, the “it’s me who …”)

  Caspar David Friedrich,the sea of ice

then opening
a space, new possibilities appear



in stripping away

amputation and catapulting towards something else

  Francis Bacon, studa after Velasquez


definitive loss and a forced expansion that gives access to another plane
paradigm shift



in a word, it’s make or break



live or die

among the possible choices (conscious or not), they are not mutually exclusive

  •  die to live again
  •  live and let die
  • live something else



and where do you stand in all this?