Betsy Calabaza
1 min readMay 6, 2024


the questions are just distractions and distractions are the purpose of our inquiries

The answers are first known. We call them experience.

They’re already there before the questions are formed.

From the answers, we taught how to see the questions inside them

Turning fields of being into labyrinths and mazes

Architecture that results in further, deeper fleshed experience

Tastes or measures, all the same, impressions crystalizing

aesthetics formalizing subjectivity into universal truths

So ready in some cases to even trivialize the need for a subject

Calling a vermin a lifeless automaton (cf Adorno)

Maybe the questions are just a distractions

from having to see the bare answer undressed

From having to feel the first impression

Trivializing what we first feel to what we feel comfortable consenting to

Grouped together in dogma and living together with the same questions

Because it feels better than having to share the answers with everything

Keeping the questions secret

Seeing all together they form a riddle

But riddles don’t need to be answered to be riddles

Maybe the answers are just distractions too



Betsy Calabaza

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