How not to continue dwelling…

Hello all!

Have you seen the movie “Pulse“? There was this great line in the movie about making people immortal by trapping them in their own loneliness…it made me think about my most excellent friend who died last year and I wonder if part of the issue was loneliness.

All that made me consider the concept of dwelling. Merriam-Webster defines the word ‘dwell’ as “to remain for a time”, “to live as a resident” (exist, lie), “to keep the attention directed”, or “to speak or write insistently”; how do we get out of being in the condition of dwelling on something? I know–you are wondering what this has to do with the movie and here it is: if we dwell on loneliness, we “remain there for a time”…we ‘dwell’. With that, I became concerned about dwelling on my friend’s death; by dwelling on it, it becomes easier to imagine–dare I say, begin to believe–that it isn’t true. That in fact he is around in this space/time continuum, that the death thing was not real.

So my new plan is to cease dwelling. Or at least not dwell so much. It is hard, and it is painful to say good-bye.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 Confessions of a Cave Dweller

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