09 November 2011

Ev Bogue: The opposite of untethering is gripping.  Gripping is the feeling when a car nearly hits us, and our entire body tenses up in a moment of reflexiveness.  It doesn't matter that we had no control over whether the car killed us or not.  It's tons of steel, we're just human - but we grip all the same.

As something starts to slip away, we grip it.  We hold on tight in an attempt to make everything stay the same.

But the reality is that nothing stays the same, ever.  The universe is constantly changing, and we're just a small part of that whole.  We're orbiting each other for a brief second in the history of everything.  In that brief second, we're gripping ourselves to everything that we never wanted to let go of, but will eventually have to.