Saturday, January 30, 2016
do whatever it takes
It's in vivid contrast to the world Lohbado was reading about in Joyce's Ulysses. which takes place on June 16, 1904. For example, Leopold Bloom, one of the main characters, goes out to buy something for breakfast. Every time he goes out the door, he ends up greeting someone, or stopping to chat. There's so much human interaction, it's hard to believe that such a world once existed. Now one human interaction per week is what Lohbado experiences on average. The trick is to do whatever it takes to stay sane. Creativity works like magic. Lohbado enjoyed writing texts, making images, videos and audio collage, which allowed no time to think about the strangeness of the situation. It's very rewarding to spend hours on creative projects. That's the up side of solitude: one could accomplish a lot and do a lot of inner exploration. There's plenty of time to relax and contemplate the nature of existence. Yogis used to spend years alone in caves. After a morning walk, Lohbado felt quite fine, especially as he remembered that tomorrow there's another Hootenany at Brasserie Beaubien.