The Museum of Vestigial Desire

Corrosion and friction tags: prosthetics

Yesterday, we had a plan. But this plan had variables which were not really sure if they were a part of it. These variables and generally our own inability to map the usage of time tightly meant that nothing happened. Yesterday, nothing happened. Did nothing happen, really? Can nothing ever happen? The imposition of the expected set of events onto what really happens is the reason for all perceptions of success or failure. If there is a match, there is a celebration. If there is no match,…

Free Speech tags: flicker

Feeling free is a specific kind of a feeling. This feeling describes a state of being in which the freedom to speak and act is unencumbered. Not just for the present but also for the future, for ever and ever. There is no fear - either of immediate effect or repercussions. This state of being only exists in this description. Else it is a myth which is chased meaninglessly. Free speech is not a given, it needs to be practiced. It is a freedom only in the sense of its availability and legal…

Script tags: stag

If we manage to say, maybe you will manage to hear. But listening depends on capacity as much as clarity of speech and cannot be standardized. So we over-invest in our transmission. We bet on intensity. Intensity demands more attention. Investing attention exhausts the actor. Nothing can be communicated to exhausted actors. Actors ask for a script when they do not have one. Having a script gives the actors the margins of play. Knowing the potential, prepares the actor. When is the need to…

Etiquette tags: sand

Etiquette is a series of patterns link fragments of behavior to render a grand narrative and offer it back. These patterns are influential and significant enough to cast their shadow in a very binding way. That these patterns are just extrapolations of voluntary behavioural items is a lost detail. Instead, these patterns masquerade as absolute guidelines which on not being followed exactly would lead to some kind of corruption at a very basic level that will lead to rejection and ostracisation.…

Silence tags: pole

A silence can be demanded and a silence can be imposed. Either way the effect is same. Silence is can be as thick and uncomfortable as speech. We are not talking about the Buddhist kind of silence that demands a suspension of all communication. We are talking just about the cessation of the use of language. Eyes can talk, if they can talk. Other forms of communication can also continue to play out. We are advocating the use of silence for communication and the use of language only for dramatic…