Posts tagged movement
Are bibliophiles more human?

…I was intrigued by the speech given by the president of the college, concerning, of course, books.

And how he believed they make us more human.

He spoke (at length :) about the shared experiences book lovers have: toting long-unopened and heavy crates of beloved treasures from home to home; the awkwardness of trying to prop up an unwieldy volume while reading in bed, often after the proper light has faded; the penchant for underlining, dog-earring, piling up precariously on the nightstand, purchasing multiple copies to share or replace when loans go astray ... all of those seemingly inconvenient, burdensome, (justifiably) expensive rectangles of paper and binding that we simply would not give up for all the Kindles in the world.

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How to slow down time.

I doubt there aren’t too many of us wondering where the heck the last year has gone.

Thanksgiving already? Really??

I have my theories about why time feels like it’s speeding up (something I realized years before I ever heard of the FOMO - ‘Fear Of Missing Out’ - phenomenon).

Whatever the cause, it leaves a lot of us with a sense of never being quite caught up, content, fulfilled, complete.

As least, that’s how I’ve been feeling in recent years.

But, I’ve been learning to narrow the scope of what’s possible.

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"my knee is crap."

This statement ended a summary from a client catching me up on her state of things since I last saw her.

And, because I've heard this or similar sentiments expressed (and, yes, have even thought myself), I sighed.

This sense of betrayal, frustration, resignation is all too prevalent amongst my fellow humans - who, despite (or because of) our first-world privileges and developments - are succumbing to the 'fact that their bodies are falling apart' - and, while I'm feeling their frustration over the unavoidable casualties of aging, I know, I JUST KNOW, DAMMIT! they're not unavoidable or inevitable.

And ...I feel even more frustrated when trying to communicate that convincingly.

 

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