Implied Space: Neurasthenic Dysphoric Postcards

Neurasthenia Penny Postcard

~ I’ve seen the lighthouse on the shore,

heart’s at the bottom of the silver sea –

Life takes it out of you.

 

Neurasthenia – first diagnosis as early as 1829

– label: a mechanical weakness of the nerves

– major diagnosis in North America during the late nineteenth

– a condition

 

Fatigue anxiety headache.

Heart palpitations.

High blood pressure.

Neuralgia & depressed

mood/bowl movement.

 

– associated with farm wives made sick

by isolation & a lack of engaging activity

connected to busy society women

&

overworked businessmen.

– Americans particularly prone to neurasthenia/Americanitis

 

I think one of the problems is that there are many believers in Christianity, and other religions, who never have any kind of experience that could be called mystical/direct contact with the Divine Other. For them, religious practice is a mix of ethical actions & formal religious behaviour. They have belief & faith in their chosen Belief System without any evidence.

 

Now one could get into a complex discussion based on metaphysics, religion, philosophy, psychology, neurology, sociology, or any combination of these. What remains is there is a divide within all religious communities between those who do & don’t have this type of experience.

For some, this lack leaves them satisfied & undeterred in their faith/belief, others blame themselves, others may eventually give up the faith/belief looking for answers in another denomination, religion, or philosophy. Of those who continue happily without the experience may find those claiming such an experience as suspect, either delusional or worse, frauds trying to take advantage of the gullible .

 

Dysphoric Penny Postcard

~ I’ve seen the games

played around the curved hill,

heartbreaking breezes have words –

most important thoughts,

fluttering wings

cry for certainty.

 

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Postcard from Other-side

Having a great time, just need to adjust to the quaint customs and local environment. Beautiful out on the piazza – noonday shadows dance so elegantly. No problem as long as you don’t step between movements. The colourful cracks in the pavement create fascinating patterns, and are incorporated into the street art. It is not difficult avoiding stepping on them when they are in motion, even at night; they’re very luminescent. The odd little birds that everyone warns you about only sing in the early hours before dawn, so tightly sealed windows and closed blinds are necessary. Very peaceful here, really.

 

Lucid Dream Postcards

Hail People!

I am writing a cloud of empty songs of total elegant butterflies. So inspirational here, like a warm blanket in the twilight.

 

Look at this – what a provocateur pleasure here ! Before the Day of Dance, I had learned to use the Formal Florist Movements of the Sea! Hummingbird twist training by inches to achieve chic rude motions that flow with vapours of sweet reverie, yields success. Moreover, absurdly, it does not take too long.

 

Quite the vista today –

Notice the leguminous protein industrial plant !

It is suitable for engineers

to work with to achieve the dream of a metal tower

that swims around the world in two days.

 

Hey, Best Time Forever & Now !!

Behold the outcome midst a jubilant jamboree where the world is welcome.

So many happy faces from distant lands,

step to the music of the world.

Missing the River of Yesterdays just a little –

Returning on the Morning Star.

 

NOTE: Original images were screen captures from Home Movies: Paris International Exposition 1937. SOURCE LINK HERE