I am taking only one class (the last class, in fact) this semester and today was my first day of the last semester of school. After my exam on June 22nd I will be saying goodbye to the fine institution of which I've been a part of for the past five years. Come to think of it, I don't think I can't handle not being a student anymore. However, I am looking forward to beginning my life in the "real world" whatever that is. The class I've enrolled in entails extensive discussions and scientific researches on the mechanisms and purposes of biological rhythms. To those who has never heard of the term before, you can conceptualize it as sets of behaviors and responses according to an "internal clock". Like our sleep-wake cycle; we tend to feel sleepy or wake up around the same time daily. As the professor was imparting his never-ending wisdom about biological rhythms and lab rat studies concerning hormonal secretions, a thought suddenly occurred to me. Which is that is that all living beings on earth simply cannot function without an intrinsic rhythm. And that rhythm although exists independent of the "socially constructed" time itself, it is however cultivated throughout evolution and genetically programed according sets of stable, environmental cues. A "sense of time" thus essentially lives within all living creatures. Thus, time encompasses all living things here on earth and it is two-fold (intrinsic vs. extrinsic time) but interrelated. If there exists other life forms besides the ones we know on this planet, would they have "time"? And how would they respond to time and govern themselves according to it? Would they have biological rhythms like us (ie. if female aliens menstruated, would run on a course of a 28 days menstrual cycle?). Thus, is time necessary for the cyclical nature of life and existence?
The outfit I wore today was inspired by Alice Dellal. Whom has recently became my punk-rock fashion muse!
I got his book from Daniel for this past Christmas and hadn't got around to reading it until now. It is such an awesome read! As some of you may know, The Pixies is one of my all time favorite bands and the narrative is truly captivating. Even though it is a small book, but the material harbors some real substance. Definitely enough to satisfy your Pixie-hunger.