Written by Sybrand Veeger
Everything is flux or energy or motion or fire or change so
Everybody is beat, pulse, thump, pump, thump, pump, rush!
I sometimes feel and listen to my neck’s pulse on the pillow when I’m half asleep while imagining my skin translucent I watch my blood race in shoots from my heart to my heart to my heart roaring through ventricles and valves and chambers and pipes and pistons self-orchestrating the fiery flux of this sanguine concerto in thick red minor to which I tend to dream of dancing in straight cardiac tempo echoed by a chorus that inhales and exhales and expands and contracts while inflating sacks of airy oxygen producing exhalations of life and thought and memories and words and dreams and causing inhalations ad absurdum finitum finitum finitum finitum!
“Stop! Bodies never stand still! Accept the bloody fire of flesh!”
Everything is flux or energy or fire or stream or change so
Every soul’s motion parallels the flow of breath and blood!
I sometimes stand beside my spirit’s stream to observe the ebbing flow of consciousness covered by surface currents made of perceptions coloring the mental water that rushes rainbow-dyed by the senses and is carried through by an undercurrent of fears and anxieties and joys and excitements causing the tide of this river of subjectivity which direction is determined by imagination and which flooding is seldom barred by the weak dams of rational thought!
“Stop! Minds never stand still! Accept the perpetual stream of spirit!”
The Earth has survived for one more year. Little has changed between today and yesterday, but small changes can grow to be massive.
The Butterfly Effect. Chaos theory. Marty McFly’s hazardous journeys to the past to ensure the desired future. Micro changes constantly present themselves as contenders of structural change, and yet – spectacle-focused society that we are – we tend to require constant reminding.
What is considered ‘micro’ is a matter of perspective: What is a galaxy to us could be only the nucleus of a cell; and while a pulse from our heart merely a flutter to our eye, it sends blood roaring through ventricles, valves, chambers, pipes and pistons. Even the small word ‘like’ – systematically peppered through vernacular language – can be seen changing our patterns of thinking. Belittling people, their actions and efforts can be a strategy of disempowerment; and acknowledging them can have the reverse effect.
To begin 2019, Pandemic’s creators give their two cents on Micro Changes. If they inspire your own reflections, researches, stories, or thoughts, we would be glad to hear them!
After all, every penny counts!
All our best,
In the coming months, Pandemic will undergo some restructuring and rebranding, with the goal of establishing a stable foundation for the future. As a consequence, we will not be publishing any new content until January, but you can expect a re-launch with the New Year! Plans include registering Pandemic as an official organization, beginning the work involved with generating ad revenue, building an archive of ‘timeless’ articles, and more.
In the meantime, let us introduce Pandemic’s current new board members:
Phillip Morris, as Editor in Chief
Mia Muller, as Director
Nike Vrettos, as Secretary
Floris Van Dijk, as Business Consultant
Our first goal is filling open positions. As we are currently in the process of filling the positions of Head Writer and Head Editor, the remaining board position is Public Relations. It requires 1 meeting per week with the leadership of Pandemic (lasting approx. 1 hour) in addition to 4 hours of independent work.
Other open positions consist of writers and editors, which require 1 meeting per week with your team head, and on average 2 hours a week of independent work.
These positions will be filled in the coming weeks, meaning that any interested candidates should contact us as soon as possible at the following address:
Please let us know if you’d to work with the new Pandemic. We look forward to hearing from you!
Phillip Morris and Mia Müller