If you were to press your heart close up against somebody else’s heart eventually your hearts will start beating at the same time... -Andrea Gibson
I was talking to a couple people tonight. Not even about anything specific really, and I’ve gathered a few things in my head from it. Feel free to comment or message your thoughts. I’d more than love to listen.
How to be old as fuck
Feel morally obligated to attend dinners with old people at church on Saturday night. Actually go to them. Watch old people do some kind of step dance (that is completely foreign to today’s push n’ grind generation). Have little kids love you and ask you to dance. Have really old people love you for being skilled in small talk. Avoid anyone near in age. They’re probably fucking nuts (Um, what the fuck are you doing here?). Ha, the irony.
Go home. Put on a mask, some white strips, and dance to a nicely compiled summer playlist. Think about an upcoming job interview. Equate happiness to independence and responsibility. Sometimes be startled by relatively apathetic (and probably alcoholic) peers. Ask yourself if you’re, in fact, socially retarded. Ultimately answer no. Then be happy you weren’t ordering french fries and chicken fingers at 1am with a herd of drunk people for the 2nd time this week. Look forward to dinner parties with best friends instead of wild house parties with strangers you don’t care about who are probably also hyper-sexual drug-loving alcoholics and therefore just as socially dysfunctional.
Live, give as little of a shit as possible, and be fucking awesome. Talk to people who do go to parties, like them, have them be surprised at how normal you actually are, and subsequently have ‘em like you right back.
Happy May! It’s the month to bloom! So be you! *gag
FyFYI Episode 113: The Generalities of War
A painstakingly edited spoiler free look at Gears of War 3. And then a small spoiler free bit about Resistance 3. And then WARNING WARNING at 46 minutes starts a SPOILER FILLED SPOILERAMA (with ample warning before it begins) of Resistance 3 with special guest Mike Phillips from The Fanboys Podcast.
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They say dont go looking for love, it will find you. I personally find that to be complete bullshit. Love is a complicated, personal, subjective experience, and extremely relative to each person. It is moronic to generalize how EVERYONE falls in love by how SOME do. A perfect example would be online dating websites. Millions of people find love on them and, hell, I don’t think you could look for love any harder than that.
Why Poetry is Good
This might be obvious to most people, but it only just dawned on me.
Society tends to favour generalities because they are easy to remember. They are simple and as humans we like simple, simple fits nicely into place and stays there without much bother. We also like to order and catergorise our world; generalities are good for that too. But they have no place in poetry.
If poetry is an outward expression of our internal experience, it makes sense that it should reflect our mental processes in its form. And our mind does not work in all-encompassing statements, or logical progressions of clear cut definitions - however much we would like it to, and however easy it is to conceive of things this way for the sake of learning. It works in networks, in interconnected webs of images and words and sounds and ideas, branching infinitely outwards in connections which are often questionable or unclear. Each word we ‘think’ consciously, triggers a dozen others, and each of those a dozen again, which is why the meaning of each word or the essence of each abstract idea is technically unique to everyone. We arrive at impressions through a series of related ideas; we meander to understandings.
Poetry works in the same way. That is why it is able to express truths which are felt much more deeply than simple generalities, in spite of their technical truth.
People often forget
who I was before I got married for two years. I haven’t changed, I just went back to who I used to be. In fact, I was pretending to be someone I wasn’t for far too long. I’m not tame, I’m not “cookie- cutter”, I’m not a housewife, and I’m not someone’s property. I forgot that because I was stripped of my self respect and confidence. “You accept the love you think you deserve”. I’ve always deserved more.