Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The more time passes, the harder it becomes, of course. People get used to stuff - and then it's all over. For the rest of their lives. There's a zeitgeist, when your reality changes just because it's going there already automatically; you didn't do anything peculiar to steer it that way. And then there's deliberately willed future reality, which you create by actively giving a vision flesh. Intervening in your present and acting on your environment by changing the form of objects: writing a story, narrative, concept, communication, playing a new song or making new sounds, recording, putting paint or ink on a surface, assembling objects together, manipulating substances into different forms, constructing an engine, jotting budget projections for a business, film, show. And then there's pure expression without further goal of reality, something which happens in time only once and remains in the past without immediate consequences or results. Acts we do every day without conscious intent to change the direction of any possible future longer term outcome. This may be stuff we do for instant gratification. This may or may not be part of the zeitgeist, or just reactionary living. Instant unplanned reactions to surrounding stimuli without inhibition.