the failure of technological and programmatic filters to assist us in finding the information we need without being overwhelmed
Additionally: Shirky: Problem is filter failure, not info overload
an organism’s response to overwhelming stimuli
I miss the seas and the big lakes, walking along their shores, whether sand or stone, on the edge of the water, on the edge of the land, like that magical nowhere space beyond the edge of time between sleep and wake where The Muses speak and lovers taste the eternity of now with their fingers brushing each other like the heavy branches of a snowy pine grazing the sheltered earth beneath it or so tangled up in each other that it’s difficult to see where each of them begins or ends.
I miss the woods up north where even in July winter’s breath is barely held at bay, and my Mount Olympus is a simple moss-covered outcropping of granite or shale amongst the scarred, white-barked birches and other hardwoods where the wind plays conductor to my chorus of leaves, serenading me, charming me, pleading with me to stay, and I’m like a sailor high upon the mast on the midnight watch and I swear that in the wind I can hear my forlorn love calling my name in the middle of the night, beyond the horizon, unfathomable miles away.
I miss you.