I never really update anymore, do I? Oh well, I’m not known for my ability at following through with things, that’s for sure. I’m currently sitting at Pittsburgh International Airport waiting for a flight to Baltimore for the m83 concert in DC tonight. I’m actually listening to Active Child, the band that’s opening for them, at the moment; they’re somewhat similar to m83 and I like what I’ve heard so far. But, this post isn’t really about music.
While I was stuffing Quiznos down my throat, I started reading Player One by Douglas Coupland and, as all Douglas Coupland novels seem to do, it made me do something thinking. As a result of that thought process, I’ve come to the conclusion that I feel the most “in my element” when I’m a state of flux, moving between two places and more or less feeling unfettered to who and what I am. I guess I’m happiest when I’m surrounded by people, yet completely alone at the same time.
I’m of course reminded of a quotation from Waking Life and thus feel compelled to throw it in here: “The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure while always arriving. It saves on introductions and goodbyes.” I mean, how could someone not want to exist in such a beautiful state of impermanence? These are the things I think about when I’m removed from the familiar patterns of my every day, 9-to-5 life and allowed to exist on my terms, even if only for a five-day-weekend.
Maybe I’ll update again in two more months. =P