The Designs of Humanity

Sometimes I think about who we are.

reasons to keep dreaming


it’s been said that nightmares are manifested directly from the the things a person fears the most. so having a nightmare sounds horrible. but could it be that they serve a purpose as well?
assuming that the above statement is true, a nightmare is as close as we may ever come to experiencing our worst fears. after waking up -heart pounding, sweaty-palmed- don’t just shrug off a nightmare as a crazy manifestation that could never happen. while maybe some things dreamed could never actually happen, they may prepare your mind for something equally mortifying.
could it be that dreaming of something awful that you hope will never happen could be a good thing? if your mind has already dealt with the aftermath of said horrible event, then in the case of that very thing happening, your mind would be able to handle it much better.
in a crude comparison, it’s like the way television desensitizes a small child. while our minds are in a particularly impressionable state, they’re exposed to horrific things, and therefore they can handle it with reduced stress the next time. while it takes a small child a long time to desensitize to something like death, the most effective viewing is the first one. with dreaming, the horrific things we’re exposed to come directly from our greatest fears. what better thing with which to desensitize a mind? so could it be that one nightmare could desensitize our minds to a tragedy just enough that, were the tragedy to actually happen, it would no longer induce the potential mental breakdown?
it surely points out the irony in the phrase “in your dreams.”
sleep tight.

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foretaste


here’s my most recent vice. not just this one. i’ve been working on a deck. aside from designing the full deck with a different image on each card, i’ll be designing/constructing a box, and writing a blurb about each card, explaining the work of art on each one. sooner or later i’ll find a good way to release card designs online, but for now, here’s the queenie.
the deck’s main purpose is to display the diversity of my graphic design work. each different suit displays different themes, and other issues are addressed in graphic form. the book of card blurbs will eventually be uploaded, and is a more concrete copy of the thoughts worked into the deck, but making the viewer wonder is one of the main purposes of the deck. keep your eyes open for more cards coming up.

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auntie growth

auntie flower
mother nature never supported auntie growth. experiencing one country and then the next shows this. what made man think that he was so high and mighty that he could build a tower to heaven? now all we have to thank ourselves for is a world that’s the toes on the statue and a bunch of cryptic tongues.
languages are barriers between us. if you don’t believe it, try experiencing someone else’s culture without using a single word of their language. even if they know your language, you won’t end up more than ankle-deep in their culture. so by building ourselves higher, and closer to understanding of all things, we actually stepped back by invoking these barriers on ourselves.
at the same time, differences between us create opportunities. if we never had to overcome understanding another language, we would never learn the type of patience that is needed to overcome such a thing. trees are good examples of this. if it weren’t for one side with dirt and water, the side we well know would never exist. in the same way, the side that makes bumps in sidewalks would never exist without a network of leaves and branches above ground for the collection of the equally grande underside’s neccessities. both sides feed each other without even knowing it.
upside-down tree

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