Along the East River, New York City

New York City. Sunset: 6:27pm. Partly sunny and high of 75 degrees. It’s much too warm for October. Today I was introduced to the concept of samādhi, a rarefied state of absorption described as “falling in love with a moment.” I’ve been savoring that phrase all day: the idea of becoming hopelessly enamored by the aesthetics of a particular point in time. Maybe a shift in the light, a fleeting sense of calm, or coming upon an interesting arrangement in the city that reminds you of the wonder of belonging to a strange civilization.

I’ve also been thinking about a great sandwich I recently ate: focaccia, bresaola, parmesan, arugula, salt, and balsamic vinegar.

Stars of the Lid – A Meaningful Moment Through a Meaning(less) Process

And Their Refinement of the Decline | Kranky, 2007 | Bandcamp
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