— Anas Nin (via dthelivingmartyr)
Note: This is a personal take on things. No offence intended to anyone at all.
Doesn’t it feel a little strange when you come across something that you can’t seem to fully comprehend it, but you are dead certain that it is something of wonder? The exhilarating flow and guessing and trying to figure it out by the clues your mind picks up. I live and breathe in a bustling city-culture of people (and robots alike) that are set to obtain information at all costs, whether for professional or personal pleasure. Information is golden. Those who obtain it are deemed knowledgeable, unfortunately those who are seen (most of the time misunderstood) to be lacking it is labelled as everything that is wrong with the world in society’s eyes. Weak, unequivocal, less-capable, of lower social status, you name it. Painful truth? Yes it is, but that’s not what I intend to write about.
The common factor in and between any valued virtue or character I believe, is time. From patience to precision, optimism to courage, it quite literally takes time in order for those traits to be in action. One of my favourite ones, is imagination.
Somehow or rather, our hunger and constant rush to learn, understand, obtain any kind of information has shackled our very own imaginative instincts. Sadly, especially in a place where people don’t condone the daydreaming antics and shrug it off as a complete waste of time, it is challenging to keep a vibrant and constantly beaming state of mind.
There is nothing I’d love more, than to talk a good walk around and feel like a complete stranger. To be put in a situation where I have no allies and no enemies. Nothing frees my mind more than being alone, and observing everything else shifting by around me. I look at everyone else in my immediate surroundings, and I wonder who they are, where they came from, so on and so forth. The best thing is, I do not have to obtain the answers to satisfy my pondering. The thought of ‘what if’ is enough.
Of course, you’d be disregarded as a complete weirdo from time to time. By a naive default, it is considered a behaviour that is tentatively ‘abnormal’. Thank god for that! I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Question is, would you? - Sano Shimano
— Sano Shimano