Breath Of Fresh Air

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Exposure to new environments and social situations is absolutely necessary for self progression, if you're constantly stuck in a repetitive routine of thought you're bound to lose traction on outward endeavors sooner or later, there's just not enough depth in introspective stagnation to make it exclusively worthwhile. In my experience, it's been very easy to become overwhelmed and anxious in new situations after spending too much time in my own head, that inevitable return to the "outside world" makes me nauseous, so to speak. I've found that the only real solution to this is to look past myself and see that I'm not going to die, physically or otherwise, by detaching myself from all the recursive sentiment I've developed. There are other things out there that will mean much more to many more people than the thoughts that stem from my own overblown insecurities. Using energy on that sort of thought process is definitely a perspective to keep in touch with, but it's not worth sacrificing the ability to appreciate the fresh air outside.


I'm reveling in your compliment
I'm Hyperventilating
Ever so consciously
Ever so aware of my own awareness

I can't breathe
Normal air
Lungs react
And I follow

I never let a thought slip by without prior
Critiquing, and assuming judgement
Making it an abstract
Straining outward context as it stands

Manipulating, inwardly debating, and
Struggling just to breathe
To breathe

So I design my state of mind to reflect itself other times
For the confines of what is mine remind me of the finite line
Persisting past plain fortitude
Maliciously and insecure
Outgrown, outweighed, outlasted, and
My troubles sink below this pristine air


from Plasticity, released February 22, 2014




Watabou Ann Arbor, Michigan

Watabou is the amalgamation of extensive electronic programming, punishing physical externalization, subconscious realization, and constructive manipulation of myself and my art. It is the peak of my artistic externalization and I hope you understand and enjoy it for what it is. ... more

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