Friday, February 17, 2006

The Revolution of Everyday Life

The bathtub spigot is immediate experience, consciousness of a lived immediacy threatened on all sides yet not alienated -- not yet inauthentic. The center of lived experience is that place where we come closest to ourselves. Within the space-time of the tub we have the clear conviction that reality exempts us from necessity. Consciousness of necessity is always what alienates us. We have been taught to apprehend ourselves by default -- in absentia, so to speak. But it takes a single moment of awareness of real life to eliminate all alibis.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Dennis G. said...

This site, and particularly this bathroom image, taps into something fundamental and animal about all of us. Shimmy really gives one pause. I offer my applause.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Shimmy said...

Thank you, Dennis. I ran into the bedroom this morning and nobody chased me. Nothing is under the rug. I slept under the coffee table for 5 hours. A dog howls upstairs. Tony came home without a goldfish again.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony, do you need a hug? We're all worried about you.

--the gang

11:19 PM  

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