The lingering velocity of desire

I should have been a philosopher, which is the idlest occupation in the world, I think, because the philosopher is involved in abstract thought. A lifetime of idleness in academia would have suited me. But since I didn’t go that path, I’ve chosen the next best thing as an idle occupation: writing. But, writing isn’t exactly idleness, either. To quote Will Self, and not myself: “There’s enormous tension between indolence and languor.”


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