All posts tagged: Lin Yu Tang

The Art of Leisure [Revisited]

I am consolidating all my writing into one website, and have been picking, particularly, through my prose pieces. I find the self that was musing 3 years ago to be quite fascinating – full of ideas and thoughts that have since aged a few seasons. It is in reaction to Gramsci’s idea of an inventory that I began the blog that started this journey, and although I shall be saying goodbye to its url, I’m taking everything else with me. I will be republishing some of the first pieces that I wrote when I first began actively wrestling with the process of decolonizing.  This is the Art of Leisure revisited, edited down by a self three years older, in the voice of a budding undergraduate.  —- I am preparing to write an essay on “leisure” –  an ironic moment if there ever was one. Leisure is a dying art form in the face of an expanding modernity, as Capitalism continues to mutate into a monster beyond our control. The words of Lin Yu Tang in his …