Coronavirus post. First one sicne like March 2020. Hm.
Wait, no, there was this mix tape.
So, then, today, I found this
‘Why do you have to think about things so far away, DK?’
Acquaintances, neighbors and well-meaning people around me ask me this. Why do I have to worry? About it all. About things. Things like this, they mean:
|United States[f]||30,731,414||558,213||No data|||
|United Kingdom[i]||4,350,266||126,764||No data||
Erm. So yeah.
‘A fresh & original perspective: yours’
Thank you JM for the call the other day! You reminded me to not-quit conversations that tie in with things Stateside, though it was very easy to veer away given all the nonsense that we’ve seen unfolding there and the hand-over-your-mouth disbelief levels of amazement. Like, wow. Like…
Is it really… well. I’ll stick to my data and points related to here, here and now, and here and now and what we’re talking about within these particular brackets. Namely..
[The view from here]
Vietnam & Cambodia are where DK’s founding team members, that would be me, and Akira Morita, are currently based, at the time of this writing. I am in Saigon. I was on a call with Phnom Penh and just looking at the charts and talking it was like, well yeah, only these islands and remote places are more, you know, on it. I could talk about Vietnam and how they’ve handled things here, bu tI am not writing a puff piece for the government sin
ce there certainly is a whole hell of a lot I’m not even aware of that is about what’s not in the best interests of… many. Many things. You know? It’s hard to write about when you haven’t got more data or awareness or years of experience. Only 13 months for me, this time, in Vietnam. Only six years, in Cambodia.
Conversations lately? Not about covid anymore, not usually, and not first thing. Rather, they’re about our day-to-day, and how things are changing, and who we are becoming, separately as well as as a unit of DK, in our individualized-by-circumstance journeys weathering this period of uncertainty. Good thing we practiced this, in 2013, with the Year of Uncertainty Project. Our stories are shaping us, as we live them, in the daily routines.
Without too many to process things with, outside of the bubbles we have created internally at DK and also in our virtual community of S P A C E and Papers, things are quite… deep. Conversations are good. Meaningful.
In a world that has been escalating towards the banal and the Society of the Spectacle had forewarned of this, HT Guy Debord, but yeah, [deleted]… so, in all that, where is the news? The real interesting stuff? The stuff that matters, that points us in new directions of query, that opens our worlds, that helps us find peace, comfort and healing? And that isn’t religious or driven by agendas? I’m talking about the stuff that helps us feel connected, and interconnected. I’ talking about S P A C E, I guess. Yeah. Make the things you wish you existed, HT Saleem Reshamwala. Cool.
Sometimes it takes that. It takes, just… well.
Vietnam & Cambodia stats on covid according to Wikipedia
And here we are.