(chronosomatically) Contemplating the Navel
Moving beyond ambulation
As the Renaissance marks the union of the Greek and Latin worlds and the scientific resolution of appearance and reality, it also witnessed a profound change in human migration. The operation of walking on two legs is virtually synonymous with humanity's very beginning, and, as time moved on, humanity reached the acme of ambulation when the plane of the present engaged the hip bones for the last time. Human locomotion reached a point of maturity, and the plane of the present's ascent beyond the hip bones signified a major transition in human mobility. Humanity ceased to be, once and for all, a wandering nomad, and, in turn, began the existence of a consummate navigator. Once again the move above the hip bones marks the end of something very old and the beginning of something very new.
Stephen Lauf © 2017.02.12