Headspace: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department write about a place or space they go to write, read, study or create. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.]
At the work table, my mind is occupied with trying to make my hands materialise what is in my head. When straitjacketed in the confines of the long commute from my village to anywhere, this headspace comes as soft solace as the brain switches to wandering wondering mode. And it brews such concoctions as the Tachyonic world where the lower boundary is the velocity of light, which would be the same as the singularity in a black hole; the inner voices of the poets in Asia whose English phonology cannot be freely articulated; and other monstrosities that may never find conclusion.
Lian-Hee Wee is Associate Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature. [Click here to read all entries by or about Lian-Hee.]