Participatory Inquiry, episode 73: Crash

“In transition, after the crash, we reconstruct
our words and our signs and our networks.”


It’s too late. You know this already. Deep down, you are already preparing. The crash, the apocalypse, the hard vector, the autopoietic shift, the coachella hedonic abandon, the après nous le déluge, the path through Scylla and Charybdis, the armageddon. Such a popular thing, that we entertain it and regal it with so many names!

Upon a different journey
We left our cherished pain
Our blindness was our vision
In such a dark refrain
And as the world was ending
We turned ourselves in vain
These things no longer touched you
You made us feel the rain
You will see light in the darkness
You will make some sense of this
And when you’ve made your newfound journey
You will see what love you missed
And on the days that followed
We listened forth new words
We strained to understand them
We chased our thoughts like birds
We rekindle light in darkness
Making newfound sense of this
Now we’ve made our
secret journey
Once again our love amidst

@johnkellden riffing on The Police

Mating flights associated with thunderstorms
“In New Zealand, the nuptial flights of certain moths are so influenced by the positive ion accumulation in the atmosphere that precedes thunderstorms that they can be used as an accurate guide to future weather conditions.”

To The Broken, Healing Ones

- We made it.
- What happened?
- We happened.

Secret Journey
“Hence, in America I found myself lingering near wood fires and even garbage dumps — much to the dismay of my friends — for only such an intensity of smells served to remind my body of its immersion in an enveloping medium, and with this experience of being immersed in a world of influences came a host of body memories from my year among the shamans and village people of rural Asia.”
 — David Abram

In our embracing our pain,
it turns part, parcel and
parsing, it turns path.

One small step beyond your pain, you will see newfound light in what seemed nothing but darkness. This light, is you coming alive, before, during and after the crash.

Participatory Inquiry, episode 73: Crash

Swodesh Shakya