Sunday, 10 April 2011

I gotta limbo feeling

lim·bo 1  (lmb)
n. pl. lim·bos
1. often Limbo Roman Catholic Church The abode of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls, as those of infants or virtuous individuals who lived before the coming of Christ.
2. A region or condition of oblivion or neglect: Management kept her promotion in limbo for months.
3. A state or place of confinement.
4. An intermediate place or state.

This morning two strange things happened. Firstly I woke up at 07:30am with no help from my alarm clock, something I very rarely do. Secondly (and possibly a direct consequence of the first) I remembered my dream, something I even more rarely do . And the strange or not so strange thing is I actually dreamt I was still in Madrid so my unconscious brain must be in denial about the reality of living in a hotel room in São Paulo in a world of limbo, no house there, no house here, half my belongings with me, the other half still to be shipped, and a bodyclock which is stuck half way between two time zones. Taking a long haul flight and arriving just before a weekend means most of what I´ve done since arriving has been eating, drinking and resting, the closest feeling I know is being on holiday except this time your friends missed the flight and there´s no flight back! Below is another slightly more exciting example of extreme limbo


Vic said...

My utilitarian mind is still trying to figure out in which kind of situation that skill could be helpful. Avoiding laser alarms maybe?

Unknown said...

I can not do such stuff at the moment because of my knee, but i used to do it befor, especially sundays before lunch.
About limbos (a very likely word for anthropologists) they are probably the most interesting places (the ones that have geographical location such mexico-us border) for emerging cultural phenomenas. They do have a huge potential to change, produce, (re) interpretate and so on. So congratulations my friend you might be in a bit confusing situation but full of potential for meaning production and at the end in life meaning is the big deal!

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