—ing forms

eating drinking thinking singing / an introduction

These constitute the mortal and immortal, physical and metaphysical, spiritual and carnal, the spheres which combined may be identified as the individual entity. They are the basic harmonious set, demonstrating the organic simplicity, and greatness in being.

Eating, drinking, and sensual intake are daily apertures to joy, supporting physical and mental maintenance. Thinking (like feeling) elevates our organic presence, enabling us to digest, decide, and organize life, and reach higher cognizant levels in appreciating and understanding our existence. As a result, as a temporary pseudo climax, we do sing (speak, scream, discuss), in order to express and share our sum.

In dwelling on these activities as separate abilities, I see an opportunity to steer the process of being, allowing more focus on what moves and motivates the individual beyond recognizing a static “to be”, through the livelier, playful, and challenging attitude that the perpetual -ing form conveys.

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