Thursday, November 04, 2010

Pebbles in the Pond

I didn't listen to any of the squawking going on around the internet yesterday. I have decided to trade in politics for something productive- reading Infinite Jest
. My thought is that it will take at least two years and every brain cell left in my head just to have a chance at finishing at all. That's just the project I need.

My time spent on the yoga mat has been enlightening, just as people have been saying for 5,000 years- imagine that. I am so focused on my left foot's off-the-mat-ness in relation to my right foot's on-the-mat-ness that I don't have time to project days or years down the road, which is my previous state of being. In yoga I have learned breathing is something I can do, not just something that happens. Yes, I am all about my breathing-ness, my focus-ed-ness.

It has only been one month and already gravity is losing her grip on me as I bob upward like a soap bubble in the Juanchosphere*.


*homage to Chronic City, Jonathan Lethem.


Steph(anie) said...


Anonymous said...

My goal for the next 3 months is to slowly get to your new peace; maybe in 2, but at most, 3. Right now though I can't unplug and move to Zion*.

*homage to Keanu.

Ms. Moon said...

I need to find another yoga class. I need to do a lot of things, but that is one of them.
Where and when?

reverend dick said...

Get that Infinite Jest in your head. Then read it again, you'll see what you missed. I think that book will be good for you.

juancho said...

Are you saying you have read and comprehended it? My hat is off to you sir. I aspire to join your esteemed company.

reverend dick said...

DFW is a joke playing MFer in my opinion. The whole footnote thing is just a big joke on you (the reader) on one hand and also there're jokes in the footnotes that are revealed as you read them.

Fundamentally it's a book about obsession, specifically obsession with entertainment and it is so convoluted it forces you into a certain amount of obsession to get through it. There's a lot packed in there.

Plus it's well written. and funny.

Human Wrecking Ball said...

I am officially not smart enough for this blog. I bet others have known this for a while. Sorry I'm late to the party.

juancho said...

And I go to Journey's Yoga. Sonia is my yoga boss.