The Space Inside Our Heads

We start the day in our room, generally behind closed doors.  As we become more animate, we expand into other rooms of the house.

When we start out for class, the world we occupy balloons into the outdoors.  Space inflates and contracts as we move throughout the day.

At the end of the day, this all happens in reverse.  The expansive outdoors, the smaller world of the home, the bedroom.

We crawl into bed and eventually close our eyes.  We now enter the smallest and the most expansive space of the day, the space inside our heads

We take the space of our heads with us everywhere, of course.  Yet the spaces of the outside world often distract us from the tiny expanse behind our eyelids.

I once got claustrophobic from the thought that I was stuck in my own head.  I think I was daydreaming during a MBP shiur at the time.

Try exploring the world behind your eyelids during the day.  Sit for 20 minutes without opening your eyes (don’t fall asleep).  I don’t mean “discover yourself” or anything metaphoric.  Literally check out the places inside your head.  I’m not sure how else to explain it.

It’s the smallest and the most expansive space of the day.


jeremiah said...

when i close my eyes i see pictures and adventures. but these days i cant close my eyes without falling asleep. i know. im old. The big 15!!

Ben L. said...

Interesting observation. its correlates interestingly with air. as you increase heat, molecules in the air move faster, expanding outwards, increasing pressure or volume. As the day progresses, we expand outward. the more energy put in, the more expansion we need? who knows. cool stuff though. go grange go.

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josh becker said...

INCREDIBLE: Keane, Wilco, Sufjan Stevens, the Eels, The Flaming Lips, Jack Johnson, The Album Leaf, Iron and Wine, DeathCab for Cutie, Elliot Smith, Bright Eyes, The Postal Service, Modest Mouse, Pavement, Snow Patrol, Radiohead, Joplin, Doors, Beatles, Pearl Jam, SOundgarden, Alice in Chains, The Strokes, The Killers, Coldplay, Cake, Moe, and Rage Against The Machine
MAYBE-DECENT: The White Stripes, Dispatch, Audioslave, O.A.R., Howie Day, Franz Ferdinand, OK Go.
TERRIBLE: 3 doors down, linkin park.
I understand I am blabbing on and on and that I just mentioned like 4 totally differant kinds of music (starting with indie into classic rock, grunge, whatever..)but i am in class and really really bored! Everyone just listen to John Coletrane. Bye!

josh becker said...

if you made a new blog, maybe i wouldnt be so bored! Oh, Alex, my brother moved into Rubin 524- u should go say hi.

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