strategies for vanquishing numbness, part 1

  1. entrench yourself in memories of friends lost or forgotten
  2. eat yogurt
  3. finish the final 90 pages of The Brothers Karamazov
  4. lose money from your pockets as you emerge from the subway and then gaze in wonder as a stranger hands it back to you
  5. create a sound loop of a rhythm you can’t get out of your head and listen to it continuously for 1 month
  6. sigh, always sigh
  7. read and see as much and as far as you can without corrective lenses of any kind
  8. banish regret, then return to it, and then banish it again
  9. remember to sleep and don’t forget at least one dream
  10. find comfort in darkness
  11. try not to shrivel up in light
  12. stop thinking that you have slighted people and worrying that this is why you have not heard from them since before the holidays… any holidays, any year
  13. try not to try
  14. fear not

(for D)

About The Lost Pedestrian

In my wanderings throughout the moments/days/years, I try in earnest to find the mystical within the mundane and the mundane within the mystical, oftentimes confusing one from the other. I have wandered and roamed through many a city, many a town, in a state of wonder and bewilderment, without necessarily going anywhere. I am easily lost, but eventually found. (I am guessing you have just found me). My sincere hope is that you will find Something in this warehouse of thought, memory and false memory, words, numbers, tangents, murmurs, echoes (lots and lots of echoes), voices, dreams, and other paraphernalia.
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