The Path to Self-Destruction

By askauk / 18th October 2014 / 0 Comments

A world without desire would surely be a calmer, less frenetic place. Aspiration tied to accumulation is a modern curse. We work ever harder and longer. We fight to keep up with ever-changing technology that was supposed to make life easier. Saving for the few days of the year when we allow ourselves to kick back, leave behind everything…

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About Desire (Lines)

By askauk / 29th August 2013 / 0 Comments

Desire is heavy, treacle-coated porridge. It is a longing for something beyond our grasp – something forbidden and of questionable virtue. Desire is complex and heavy. It has too many meanings, too many associations to ever be straightforward. It is sexual. It is greed. It is competition and power. Desire goes hand in hand with…

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Standard Definition

By askauk / 28th August 2013 / 0 Comments

A conventional explanation of desire lines, as found on the all-knowing ever-changing hive-mind of Wikipedia, runs something like this: Desire lines emerge where the shortest route between a point of origin and a destination has not been officially marked and yet is walked anyway. With increasing use, the path becomes permanently visible, its width and…

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Secret Lines

By askauk / 1st July 2013 / 0 Comments

There are secret lines in the world, paths that want to exist. Not all are visible to anyone other than the person that perceives their need. But if enough people feel the same way—if enough act on the same desire for a path that does not already exist—it will appear for all to see. If it…

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