Compression: TFD

“I am drawn toward how the act of hesitating, though seemingly open and ethereal, is a compressed form of acting—upon something; in a sense you’re acting upon not acting and doing so knowingly, and if you do the thing you’re hesitating to do you’ve essentially compressed what came before it. Hesitating is harnessed by compression, unavailable for the whole. Although hesitating is an anxious and drawn out action, being ‘within’ hesitation feels swift and jittery, compressed non-commitment. Here I think of trees and the forms of worry we take on, both are compressions we deal with all the time—we lack trees in a city, the city has compressed ‘tree’ and what we know of ourselves is altered, all the time, by the compressed, compressing us.” — TFD

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