death.

date. 2021 - 2022

city. new york city

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introduction.

In this series, I explore my relationship with death through readings, practices, and personal experiments.

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fragments.

Updated now and then.

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week 1.

It’s a funny thing to set down a stack of books about death at the check-out counter. Watching as the cashier scans the titles and throws you a quick glance.

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week 2.

I woke up early and went out in the snow to visit NYC's oldest Jewish cemetery.

It was closed.

So, I did this instead.

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week 3.

What were Socrates’s thoughts on his dying day? What did he think of death?

Let's listen as Plato tells the story.

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week 4.

I know that death lives within me,

and yet I never let it speak.

I barely let it exist. But it exists.

With or without me.

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week 5.

Here is a list of all the things
that have died in my life.
I'm beginning to feel like
I'm losing my mind.

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week 6.

Watched a Netflix documentary today called End Game. It shows what some patients and their families go through as they approach the end of life.

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week 7.

In the olden days, dead was not an event.
It was a state of being. And a process.
And every process can be reversed.

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week 8.

I'm getting tired of writing these descriptions. If you'd like to read it, go ahead. If not, that's okay too. (tl;dr The Pornography of Death)

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week 9.

I was completely unprepared the first time I dropped acid. It remains by far the worst experience of my life.

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week 10.

Mind vs. World. Soul vs. Body

All of nature seeks intimacy.
But something always goes wrong.

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week 11.

Each orgasm has a life of its own. Beginning in mysterious birth, reaching its euphoric peak, and ending with death.

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week 12.

For the first time since Tzvi’s sudden death, I’ve begun the slow and painful process of lifting my eyes to meet my siblings’ gaze.

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week 13.

“He’s studying her, trying to read her thoughts, trying to decide whether she loves him because he’s a monster.”

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week 14.

Jerusalem

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week 15.

Syros, Greece

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week 16.

Perugia, Italy

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week 17.

Ever since taking shrooms last winter,

I haven't really been myself.

I sometimes wonder if I'm going insane.

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week 18.

Every now and then, I’ll slip into that cold river of regret, my mind drowning in waves
of what ifs and if onlys.

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week 19.

Been reading a lot (too much?) lately. Here are some scribbles about Bataille, Frankl, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and Bossuet.

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week 20.

coming soon

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