"In this world, there are two times. There is mechanical time and there is body time. The first is as rigid and metallic as a massive pendulum of iron that swings back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. The second squirms and wriggles like a bluefish in a bay. The first is unyielding, predetermined. The second makes up its mind as it goes along." - Alan Lightman, Einstein's Dreams
Inspiration lives on bluefish time...
"First, we must look at everything with new eyes, as if we have just arrived on this planet. Remove the pins which held you in the clutches of time and space. Pretend for a minute that you are on a planet whose days and nights last only for a few hours, making it impossible to schedule your usual activities into the old slots. Since we no longer have a tidy schedule to follow we must instead be led by our own natural inclinations, learning to eat when we are hungry, sleep when we are tired, create when we are inspired." - Solara How to Live Large on a Small Planet
Bonus: Explore primal time where the body is a thing of wild magic...
And She suffocates on mechanical time....snippet from Einstein's Dreams:
"Then there are those who think that their bodies don't exist. They live by mechanical time. They rise at seven o'clock in the morning. They eat their lunch at noon and their supper at six. They arrive at their appointments on time, precisely by the clock. They make love between eight and ten at night. They work forty hours a week, read the Sunday paper on Sunday, play chess on Tuesday nights. When their stomach growls, they look at their watch to see if it is time to eat. When they begin to lose themselves in a concert, they look at the clock above the stage to see when it will be time to go home. They know that the body is not a thing of wild magic, but a collection of chemicals, tissues, and nerve impulses."
p.s. you may have noted not keeping track of days into the series any longer...there's only now...the forty days culminate at Easter though
images Henri Gervex' Rolla as seen at the Femme femme femme exhibit yesterday at New Orleans Museum of Art. This painting was hung at the 1878 Salon briefly before being ordered removed for immorality since "the woman's langourous pose implied female sexual pleasure a taboo..." and Myrtle Von Dammitz' Blow Me from last night's opening of the newly relocated Barristers Gallery of New Orleans (the art scene's going through a cultural explosion...) and almost all her art was sold last night