A New Aesthetic

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Out of hope
Out of fear
Out of existential despair
A new kind of sensuality is emerging

What will this new sensuality feel like?

Will it feel hairy?

Organic?

Wabi?

Sabi?

Wabi really means “poverty,” or negatively,“not to be in the fashionable society of the time.” To be poor, that is, not to be dependent on things worldly –– wealth, power, and reputation –– and yet to feel inwardly the presence of something of the highest value, above time and social position
–– Daisetsu Suzuki

Will it be

Manic?

Deranged?

Mystical?

Jazzy?

Grounded?

After the end of history, we will construct our culture like birds build their nests and spiders spin their webs, we will sing our songs like frogs and cicadas... we will play around like young animals and make love like wild beasts.

–– after Alexandre Kojeve

Sacred?

Profane?

Apocalyptic?

Brutalist?

april 17
my heart spikes with mad joy
at the sight of a patch of wildflowers

From #152
The Big Ideas of 2025

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Music credit: Coltrane - In a Sentimental Mood