Blooming Blooms: A Thought Experiment

  1. First time saying it out loud — It becomes a mental effort to keep it up and eventually it’s all I could think of was the effort to keep going. It’s turns into a mental loop when I stop just thinking about the word but all the effort involved in doing so.
  2. Second time thinking the word while just sitting — I’m sure the pronunciation changed somehow, but I couldn’t really lose track of it. Although without walking around, everything is more “present” or feels more around. The effort to say bloom while walking may have played a role in exerting more mental effort and thus not allowing me to focus on other things. Also, walking around and seeing everything moving plus thinking “bloom” is a bit distracting. Meditating on an object while saying bloom kinda causes a loop where you just see the object the same way again and again or at least very similar. Our words add a lot of dimensions to objects.

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Betsy Calabaza

Betsy Calabaza

blooms — crazy rants masked as abstract experimental philosophy. s/o CS Peirce