Odyssey Redux

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Here I am again, still trying to make sense of blogging again in the age of social media.

I’ve become dissatisfied with the current state of social media. I’ve been slowly withdrawing from it over the past couple of years. My dissatisfaction with what social media promised at the start and what it has become now is why I’m trying to start writing again on my own site.

The advantage of owning your domain is that it is an eternal sandbox that you can always play with. You can build it up or raze it down to rebuild.

I’m not sure of how long this will remain or when I decide to refresh again. But then again, I’m considering it a new start for the new year and let’s see where this odyssey leads. And I hope I can resist the siren’s call of social media and use this space more than the previous years.

Palaniyarpalayam to Chennai

πŸ“… to (524km πŸ›£ in 8h 58m ⏱)

Self (Swift Dzire) πŸš— with πŸ›‘ at A2B @ Perundurai 🍽️, @ KFC, Vikravandi 🍽️, and Aaladipattiyan Karupatti Coffee@ Medavakkamβ˜•.

A community seems a better model than a family.

Wordle 201 5/6


This question was inspired by The Art of Noticings by Rob Walker.

There is a difference between commuting through life vs cruising through it.

COMMUTING, active verb, is to travel along with the assumption that every godforsaken human being currently on this planet is in my way. – Timothy β€œSpeed” Levitch

When you are approaching life as a commute, you are in a state on constant rush. Everyone you encounter is a hindrance on the way. Your life goal then becomes a sole of getting to the end of the journey.

CRUISING, also a verb, active verb, is the immediate appreciation of the beauty immediately around you in your immediacy. – Timothy β€œSpeed” Levitch

On the other hand, when you look at it as a cruise, you have the time to notice things as you journey. And that can bring you joy.

So once again, are we living our lives as a commute or as a cruise?

More than an hour inside the company bus circa 2005/6. Once I managed to read a better part of a novel whilst waiting.