I know my mother’s face, and I know your middle name, but I want to know the way you make the whole earth stop and shake. I want to know your hands better than my own, and I want to know why you kiss me the way you do. I want to know how you feel the most loved and where the last place you believed in God is. I want to know. Show me your broken bones and the soles of your feet. Tell me one more time. Make me believe there’s more to life than just living. I’ve lived a thousand years in my sleep, and I’ve never felt a Red like yours.
what is your date and place of birth? i want to look amongst my star charts to discover what your true nature is@Anonymous
My true nature thinks star charts are whack.
if you were to attend your best friends funeral tomorrow, hitting their coffin out of anguish, what would you write? or what would you have told them?@Anonymous
I would write nothing and say nothing. All I would do is play California Gurls by Katy Perry. That’s the way he would want it.
Which makes more sense-- for someone who is lonely to desire to be with others or for that person to desire to figure out how to be content alone? And also, what if they desire both?@Anonymous
Both make sense, and it’s not a matter of which makes more sense, because generally speaking, that is impossible to answer. One makes more sense to you, and one makes more sense to me. One will make more sense to your mother and one will make more sense to your best friend. That’s the beauty of being human. No one thinks or feels the same. It makes sense to desire human interaction if you’re lonely. I feel like that’s almost universal, but wanting to feel content with where you’re at, whether that be loneliness or otherwise, that’s also pretty universal. Neither one of those are detrimental decisions, and both can benefit you in a positive way. Even more so, you can achieve both. You’re not always going to be surrounded by people, so you can use your alone time to find yourself and fall in love with who you are and be comfortable in your own skin. My only word of caution is to not engage in others solely because you are lonely and need a fix. Make relationships based on substance, whether they be platonic, romantic, long-term, or short-lived. A superficial social life just leaves you feeling more lonely than before. So, you do what you want, and the rest will follow.
If you could control your dreams completely, what would you choose to dream about?@Anonymous
Alan Watts talked about this. He basically said that we would do the most wild and imaginative things we could think of, fulfilling every desire in our bodies, discovering and reliving new and old pleasures in every way shape and form, only to find that after doing this for a prolonged period of time, our minds would want more, and we would turn to spontaneity. We would crave the unknown, and day by day, dream by dream, we would add more and more open-ended circumstances that came to us unknowingly, and before too long, dreams would be nothing but us living our lives the way we do when we’re awake. As much as we crave pleasantries, and even more so, control over those pleasantries, we can’t escape the fact that the human experience is rooted in mystery and new experiences. You may not like surprises, but if everything was predictable, you’d be begging for a curve ball before too long. So, I guess to answer your question, I really don’t know. I would probably travel the world until I’ve seen every last nook and cranny the globe has to offer, and hope my insatiability for adventure would appease my craving for the unknown, and I wouldn’t grow complacent with control.
Sorry to be so long-winded, but I was actually thinking about this a lot today, so you caught me at a good time, or a bad time if you hate to read, but I digress.
Never in a million years did I think I would be hanging out with my friends at some bunk country bar in the middle of nowhere, singing Taking Back Sunday karaoke way too loud, yet that was the reality of tonight, and it’s safe to say I’m in love.
I miss my Colorado family. I will see you all in September, for sure, if not sooner. I need some mountain air and familiar faces.
Bread is so good.
Do you listen to la dispute?@Anonymous