Alien Civilization

Why do we insist on measuring alien technology in terms of time? We say, “It is likely that advanced forms of alien life are thousands, if not millions of years ahead of us technologically.” First off, what is it we typically mean when we refer to “technology”? Do we mean something material and mechanical? Something …

Tunnels of Light

Clothing is scattered across the carpetAnd dinner plates pile upOn all the tops of tables.Books go unreadAnd phone calls go unanswered,While the patients of my mind--troubled thoughts--Remain alone and without cure.The dial of my dayHas wound tightAround the sun,Pulling quickly its tripBetween clouds across the sky.The sand falls gently,The hourglass grows full.My lungs swallow precious …

A Message

I have a message For the world. Not to scare you, But I think it Should be heard. People ought to Let themselves Get hurt and get lost. Suffering is the shortest route to Bliss is the sound of serpent's tongue Who was guilty of a sin And whose nemesis Was his reflection's grin In …

Art

Where does fire come from when it's started? Is it the same place it goes when you put it out? Or, is it that the fire was never there to begin with? Or even that the fire has and always will be burning eternally? The fire burns forever and yet it doesn't exist. How bizarre. …

Enlightenment

What does it mean to be enlightened? Surely, it has nothing to do with knowing the answer to every question. Enlightenment has nothing to do with knowledge. It has more to do with asking the right questions from the very start. To know something, anything, you must have not known it at some point in …