April 9, 2003
The discrepancy between the intelligence level of people I deal with in the "real" world, particularly at work, and the people who are part of my new home-away-from-home leaves me breathless. I have never found a community or gathering of intelligence in this vast metropolis centered on art and power, only an individual of interest here and there. My physical isolation seems more profound when contrasted to the interactions I see between other members of the online community. Perhaps a complete break is necessary, relocation the answer; truly, what holds me here? A forty by thirty assemblage of brick and wood?