(The music of) Being offline

//(The music of) Being offline

(The music of) Being offline

Still unconnected, and therefore relying on the kindness of friends to maintain a semblance of presence on the electronic waves that wash over, around, through us all.
As a result, I have discovered something like a new beat in the ordinary rhythm of « my life. » With constant computing always an option, the days and nights could be like pop songs, littered with simplistic, repetitive beats. Wheras now, without the usual fall-back tool and activity, I feel more operatic, the unexpected arising unexpectedly, with lulls and flutters and sometimes soaring arias or a flourish of strings or horns.
It feels like a relief to truly not be able to respond instantly to what fills my inboxes.
As if I’m freed from some obligation I never even knew I had.
It’s a « forced » letting go, of course, which not surprisingly I sense I could get used to. Which would then of course require another letting go…

By | 2015-10-02T15:55:34+01:00 octobre 30th, 2011|Textes|0 Comments

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

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