monocromas asked: I had no idea why you were choosing to starve yourself, so I checked your blog and read about your list. Just wanted to tell you it's super cool you're taking the time to do all that. I hope it's a good experience for you, and be careful with the starvation part! Good luck x
Hi, here is a response to a friend of mine who asked why I was doing the list. I hope it makes sense to you to and thankyou for your kind words.
So a very good friend xxxxxxx, who I love dearly, asked me why and for what purpose I was doing my list. The answer of course is rather long and complicated, but the short version is - every holiday I get on a plane and fly somewhere. So i thought to myself, why? When I considered it I realised it was because I wanted to experience new, amazing things about the world I lived in, but then I thought, but surely getting on a plane and flying somewhere, simply changing my physical geography, is making available to me only a very narrow range of experiences. If I don’t get on a plane and instead try to make experiences available to myself that change my intellectual or spiritual geography, surely that sort of journey would be just as valuable. Still, it not just that either, Sylvia Plath wrote in her journals “Why can’t I try on different lives, like dresses, to see which fits best and is more becoming?”. Not only am I changing my intellectual and spiritual geography, but I am simultaneously allowing myself to temporarily live entirely different lives that are alien to me, but shouldn’t be (like vegetarianism for example). I know that is a very short explanation, but it is facebook and I hope that it makes sense to you dear friend.