Put entirely too much thought into what I wanted this space to be only to - after finally releasing my first NL-exclusive short story in the wee hours of this morning - settling back into what it was and is: a space to think out loud in public if only to myself, and to learn to be fine with that.

In this releasing, and in every release since my narrative re/emergence (for lack of a better term), efforts to chisel Kubrick’s truth in stone, to build the callouses to realize it:

“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent – but if we can come to terms with this indifference, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light."

And so these efforts continue, and on and on.