Recollections, reviews, discoveries, and future plans.

Koinophobia: The Fear that You've Lived an Ordinary Life

While you're in it, life seems epic. Fiery, tenuous, and unpredictable. But once you have some distance from it, everything seems to shrink, until it's almost out of focus. So you begin scanning your life looking for something interesting or beautiful.

Zenosyne: The Sense That Time Keeps Going Faster

As a kid you run around so fast, the world around you seems to stand still. A summer vacation can stretch on for an eternity. With each birthday we circle back and cross the same point around the sun. We wish each other 'many happy returns.'

Socha: The Hidden Vulnerability of Others

It's the kind of basic human vulnerability that we'd all find familiar, but is still somehow surprising when we notice it in others. It's an open question why we have such public confidence, and such private doubts. From The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows:

We Need to be Lost to be Found

From Jason Silva's "Shots of Awe" series on Discovery's new Test Tube Network.

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Yù Yī - The Desire to Feel Intensely Again

yù yī - 玉衣 n. the desire to see with fresh eyes, and feel things just as intensely as you did when you were younger-before expectations, before memory, before words.