Spicy notes from a journey.
Bitácora: or more precisely, cuaderno de bitácora, is the log book in which sailors write down atmospheric and astronomical observations, as well as any notes worth mentioning about the journey.
Curry: a mixture of spices.
Bitácora + Curry = Bitácurry
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Feel Me Flow
I am stepping into the world.
KRS-One’s boxy four-by-fours are not
what I mean.It is the mesmerizing
loops of nature that are making my cochlea vibrate.Cicadas buzz at high frequencies, the chirping of birds
amble through the mids.The heavy
humid hum of a warm breeze rushes through the feet of living legends filling up
the low-end and everything in between.This symphony is making every atom of my body shake.
Stepping into the World
As I gingerly stroll through the paths of
Lambir Hills National Park in Sarawak I experience with every sense that I am entering
an unknown realm which is telling me a lot more about myself than I could ever
learn from browsing through a seemingly interminable muddle of loose bits of
data that contain very little information, very little knowledge, very little
awareness.The information superhighway
and the world-wide-web float above my head and crawl beneath my feet; much more
information that supports my life is being exchanged in this timeless flow that
I can feel around me.
The Information Superhighway
World Wide Web
A 52-hectare plot of the Lambir Hills
National Park supports more than 1,200 species of trees, 237 species of birds,
more than 60 species of mammals and 10 different species of bats, along with an
incalculable array of insects and microbial life.So much diversity manages to coexist in a beautiful dance
with ebbs and flows, peaks and troughs, concentration and dissipation.Feedback loops upon feedback loops;
cycles, webs and networks.
Programmed to embrace linearity and the
illusions of equilibrium and stability I have spent most of my waking days
unaware of this perpetual stream. My interconnection to this world, only sensed
by higher elements of my perception, are starting to shine some light, breaking
the barrier of what is within and what I think is outside. I am stepping into
the world, the simplified version.