Notes On China
Idea no. 23
a boiling water which releases spoken thoughts (aren't all spoken words from thoughts?) of regrets. Regrets are healthy, however.
Paolo says 'In China you are a lemon. They try to suck you dry'.
The students said University was like a prison because they had to be back by 11pm. The prison function is to maintain society, so when a prison is like society it reflects no the systematic problem of a prison but society as a place of freedom. Society of control with Chinese characteristics.
A weedy garden surrounded by walls
Idea no. 25
A helium cloud that gets held down by its rain which is slowly released.
I believe that the explosion in obsessive fitness and athletic appearances is in part a response to the advancement in pictorial technology. The production of exercise videos and gyms refer to the same aesthetic language as the smart phones which come to characterise this. The peer pressure of looking good in high definition group selfies which is shared in greater multitudes than ever before. We live in a scrupulous period of paranoid vanity.
Idea no.30: This is a new board game it has one square... You can't go home. In droves they correspondingly accumulate under moon surveillance the students above need their brain sleep- they bemoan the old- but the old are old and so they don't care. They dance to the rhythm of being mass enjoyment; the young have social climbing to achieve. But they already self actualize ritual dance tribal capital world.
deadened dendidrites, she looked with masked eyes.
Traditional cultures don't have much place left here except for a reliving or coming to terms with its demise, exorcised as a tool for marketing the very things which destroy it. A shopping mall cinema complex opening with a grand dance.
The zebra crossings came in 8's and 16's the University contained 8 and 16 accountable pillars and spaces between spaces.
Changde doesn't have any art galleries, but it doesn't need them. The middle classes haven't caught up yet.
I have come to the conclusion that nearly all of the foreign teachers are off balance. To feel second skin mind coldness like smiling gauntlet when a tfl security once fined me. These people, I feel sad for her even though she doesn't feel it yet. He is a teenage runaway at 31, using artificial light to burn his soul, it was a toothache, his soul has a toothache. Imprisoned Abyss. Daytime panic attacks=death impeding realised. Carved out rain knots left out in a tired sunlight that asks of nothing and gives nothing in return. Van Gogh, Van Gogh, Van Gogh! bastardised in China he is art.But I think about him and his letters and I think how, as I look at my phone, how people like him are never extinct. It isn't our bodies which evolve but sensibilities. What a shame that paint and pain no longer matter anymore. My peers try hard to locate for me a Chinese girlfriend, thinking this will be an answer to a question they didn't ask me, but people are raw materials from which we extract our innate expressions. The weights I carry, I do everyday, my body to bowerbird girls to templetation. She tells me I shouldn't drink 'I feel no bad' I say, 'it's very bad' she says.