“The variety of words is another error…I believe words must be conquered, lived, and that the apparent publicity they receive from the dictionary is a falsehood…I now recognize among the thousands the nine or ten words that get along with my soul; I have already written more than one book in order to write, perhaps, one page.”
-Jorge Luis Borges-
Rudiments: Places of Operation
Redefining Core Existence Terminology
Family: those with whom one “belongs,” chosen and not, like it or not, one’s “tribe” – born into and/or evolved and developed.
Home: states of being or locations, settings in which one IS. Settings in which one is freest to be.
Love: shared and mutual, reciprocal regard, respect, desire and preference. Those with whom one thrives and incites the thriving of. Intention and attention ( a relation between not inhering in beings)
Friendship: unmitigated affirmation, reciprocal and intentional. Native complementarity of being.
World: internal and external context at any given moment
Self: whom one is or shows up as in one’s world – at any given moment: individual weave or presentation in circumstantial contexts and settings.
Language: whatever serves as communique betwixt individual and others and world (internal/ external)
I: utterer of language, behaver of behaviors, actor of actions, feeler of feelings – as regards the “self”
Other: any and all beings not the self-regarding individual
Vocation: that which one IS and DOES; self-perpetuating passion – that which drives and rewards, fulfills and seduces, nourishes and excites desire for an individual…one’s propulsion, desire and satisfaction in being.
Leisure: rest, reprieve, de-stressification
Fun/Play: light enjoyment, carbonated experience
Sex: whole-cloth woven world of contexts of one or more individuals
Art: combinatory effect of an individual’s self, world, vocation and play; any “otherwise-not” creation of a living being’s given and concocted whole
Thought: a self’s languaging of “world”
Habits: automatic or instinctual activities of an individual, supposedly self-soothing or self-managing
Perception: individual sifting of “world” and “self” (see also: interpretation)
Reading: engaging the language of others or world or self-as-other
Intepretation: an individual or group of individual’s “spin” on “universe”
Universe: arbitrary boundary comprehending all that can be perceived/conceived by an individual or group at a given moment
Conception: consideration and invention of possibilities of “universe”
Writing: an effort to live, to exist