The Museum of Vestigial Desire


tags: elastic

A breech that is not subtle and has its own dramatic entry is called a rupture.

A rupture comes as a surprise.

It clearly marks a break between that which was and that which is. Ruptures might be messy. Ruptures might leave an unwieldy situation behind.

Because we often do not know what we are upto.

And we often do not know what we will come to.

But if we keep spinning, the skeleton of the future might become a pattern that we spontaneously spin with our own hands.

But to keep spinning, we need to know if we are investing our resources in the pursuit of some realistic and rational goal. This is similar to wanting to know the future. And we can never know the future.

This fear of heading towards an uncertain future coerces us to have a plan b and a plan c. Having any plan at all is a recipe for disaster. While all of this is happening how can you lose focus of the moment by planning? Plans attempt to lead the present towards a desired future. How can there be any desired future?

We are in line for disaster. And we only need to make peace with that. If we don't plan, how can any eventuality be perceived as positive by us? Everything should offend us equally. We cannot possibly like any of the possible outcomes.

We need to develop a capacity to keep spinning into the blind, without a plan - without a clue. With commitment and adherence to the rhythm and passion.

We have so far focussed on the act of cursing and spitting it out. Now, we must talk about what must be done when we are cursed. What if someone walks in and tosses a curse on us? How do we protect ourselves?

When the curse infects us, it makes a rupture into our system. We need to quickly mend this. How do we do this? When we are at risk, we must know that the solution to our predicament can only come out of the same place as the predicament. We can hope to produce the solution only if we keep producing in the first place.

The rupture can be addressed by not letting it distract us. But why are we helping you? Don't we want our curses to inflict damage? Why are we teaching you ways to develop a defence or better still a reasonable offence?

A tactic can remain effective only if it constantly meets new challenges and betters itself. Else like any instance of exposure, it will be exhausted after a duration. We need you to fight us. We want to fight you. We want to inflict damage on you and be the aggressor (so to say). And we also want to be the victim. By playing both these roles, we can target our curses with higher precision. We know the vulnerbilities and can plan offences against the defence mechanisms.

We always want to be as abrasive as we are. Abrasion is a matter of developing ways to remain abrasive. Time is a factor here. And history is relentless. The only way to escape history is to find ways to escape the narrative.

Escaping the narrative is retaining the potential of rupture.

‹ index