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The Surface. Again. tags: sand

By Satya Gummuluri i am a shred. fragmented. mosaic, shard porcupine. my words are chipped desultory whines start. start again. i am an old woman now practitioner of knotted chords, shedding hair, blowing wisps, wishing they snare, on my quills that will sentence them to magic carpets. meanwhile, i double up on myself to shield against the cottonball rain pelting my skin. i tie myself into knots curl up swallow tail wringing my insides out; primordial viscosity. i turn sides to distribute…

Vestigial tags: sand

When auto-triggered desires constantly and recurrently lead to instabilities, we call them vestigial. A vestigial entity exists and at the same time it is not needed. In a world of necessary presences, where the rare surplus element is immediately ploughed back into the raw stock, it is not easily understandable why vestigial entities would be allowed to exist. Why does culture allow vestigial desires to exist? Why haven't they gone extinct in the course of time? There must be a higher purpose…

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.…

Knowledge tags: sand

Knowledge is the unstated synthesis of the current moment produced in a continuous, ongoing process. It is a compilation not of a pre-produced byte-code but of the raw fragments of experience of the present. The compilation is from the source of experience of the present to the bitstream of memory that can be easily and broadly accessed. Time is a very important parameter of knowledge. You cannot read books written thirty years before. You have to read books written yesterday. If access to…

Blurb tags: sand

If you extract a part of the message and highlight it, you will manage to draw most of the attention of the casual reader to the extract and render the text as a waste entity. If you can get the crux of a text from reading a carefully selected set of blurbs, why will you bother to read at all? From the point of the visual exercise of scanning, blurb making is a most unhealthy practice. The populace is already lazy, nobody wants to read and then you give them blurbs! It is like giving drugs to…

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Superhero tags: sand shop

The superhero is thought to be a person endowed with special powers, abilities, temperament or wealth. Such endowments help the person overcome extraordinary challenges and come through as a leader for the mindless masses of the world. The superhero is necessary a hero and is interested in being good and is interested in victory and positive PR in some form. We have a superhero amongst us. This superhero has no special abilities. We still see something super in what he manifests in his…