May 20, 2022: Falling into the World of NFTs

No more than a month ago, I knew almost nothing about NFTs. I didn’t know how they were made, where they were sold, or why they were bought. I knew absolutely zilch about these non-fungible tokens that everyone was talking about. But one day, one Google search led to another, and I finally fell into the world of NFTs like a monkey into a lion’s den.

I was lost and afraid, but then I saw the light. I survived.

I was a little surprised that it didn’t turn out to be as complicated as I believed it would be. After creating a crypto wallet (Metamask), buying some ETH, and joining a marketplace called Rarible, I was good to go.

Last week, I also managed to get an “NFT Expert” certification, which is pretty unbelievable to me because everything happened so fast. I’m really proud of myself.

NFT has become an obsession, and it’s all I’ve been thinking about night and day.

Today, I’m in multiple Discord channels participating in Blockchain/Crypto/NFT conversations and making new friends. Moreover, just recently, I made sure to purchase ETH domains for me and my wife. It’s the thing now…

You never know what the future holds, but it really feels good to feel like you’re going somewhere.

May 5, 2022: Thoughts on NFT Art

I recently started creating NFTs. I do not know where the world is taking us, but it’s clear to me that NFTs can be art. And, certainly, I don’t want to miss the train. Even artists must keep up with the times.

Yesterday, when I was exploring and browsing the marketplace, I came across an NFT that I liked. I checked its price, and it was affordable. Since I never purchased an NFT before, I said, “Alright. Let this be the first NFT that I buy.” So I did. I purchased my first NFT, but I don’t really know or understand why I purchased it.

Nevertheless, even if this will take me nowhere, and even though it is still unclear where we are headed, it feels good being part of something new, really new.

I think the NFT art world still lacks theory and spirit, but I don’t think it will stay this way for long. As more and more artists join the movement, and more and more collectors purchase their work, critics, scientists, and philosophers will follow, and new theories will be born.

What makes this or that NFT a work of art? Which NFTs are art and which of them aren’t? I will have to do some research and think about this.

For now, I will keep on creating NFTs, and, very likely, I will keep on purchasing NFTs, too.

Whatever will happen will happen.

April 7, 2022: Time to become a new man again

Woke up wanting
to become a new man
again.

The birds were singing,
mockingly tweeting
while fragments of pointless conversations
and choruses from the night before
ricocheted in my head.

Memories blown to shreds.
Everything fleeting
except regret.

Thoughts – whirlwinds
in my crumbling mind! –
were like propelled balls
in a pinball machine.

I was crying, “God…  
Was I playing
beer pong?
I was. I kept on playing
beer pong,
losing almost every game.”

The birds were singing,
“He must become a new,
new man.
The man he is now
is self-destructing.”