Several years ago, I was listening to this song by Jun Miyake:

I wanted a blog username that was unique and subtly hinted at photography. Another track title on the Stolen from Strangers album was perfect! My idea that clicked was that to experience art, to appreciate beauty, is to abandon vision as a physiological sensation.

To be willing to be aware of an altered mood, to be willing to be immersed in an affective atmosphere, and to be willing to admit that the experiential is just as valuable as the cerebral.

Extend to music, dance, poetry, literature, faith, ideas, and even knowledge. Track 5: Abandonsight.

This blog is a break from full-time academic writing.