a logical rhyme

when i was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful. a miracle. oh it was beautiful, magical. and everything felt like it was just a game — whimsical — nobody could ever get hurt, everything would always be fine, and death was metaphysical. i don’t know…

“The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure, while always arriving.”

— Richard Linklater

April 19th, 2007

Suddenly, it just came to me. The idea, that is.

There was absolutely no premeditation.

I don’t know how else to describe it. One minute I’m sitting there, tense and…

Raphael pushed open the fourteenth-century Bavarian cathedral doors and continued walking purposefully, clutching a piece of paper in one hand. The sleek and spacious chamber, with high ceilings and modern decor stood in stark contrast to the antique doors, clad with ancient iron. Floor-to-ceiling windows ran down both sides of…

the world didn’t end with a bang. it ended, as he wrote — with a whimper. a wimp on a war-path. a disgruntled reject on a console — a kid — who just up and hacked into the grid. opened dams, bridges, canals; thousands flooded in towns. and then he…

First of all: this song.


(If you didn’t click the link and listen to the whole song, do it. Just fucking do it already. Simple, yet profound — it’s an all-time favourite of mine.)

That is my answer, spoken through the late, great, Nina Simone.

But if we’re not in the mood to get philosophical and I were to give a typical answer — a bourgeois answer — I would say: my laptop.

It’s the most expensive thing I own, thus, it would be the most difficult to replace. It’s where I spend most of my time. It’s what facilitates all of this, and what saves me from withdrawing into a pit of depression and isolation. Also: chess videos on youtube.


Shayan Kashani

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