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Soft as adamantium

It’s crazy…people think I’m soft, soft like a pillow but deep inside – wait, no, just underneath the surface I am hard, hard like metal Hard like steel Titanium Adamantium So hard it may as well be unreal (I’m not real) I drink. I can drink. I do drink; drink rivers Drink waterfalls Drink like … Continue reading

Things that do not matter

The number of likes you get on Instagram. The number of likes or reactions you get on Facebook. The number of retweets or favorites you get on Twitter. The number of snaps you get on Snapchat. The number of followers you get on Tumblr. The number of [blank] you get on [random social media tool/engine/WMD] … Continue reading

For who could ever love a beast?

When I watch a television show, I see a movie, or a read a book, I always root for: The Evil Queen / Regina (Once Upon A Time) The Beast (Beauty and the Beast) Alex Karev (Grey’s Anatomy) Arusigawa Juri (Utena) And so on and so forth. I always root for…the Beast. Why is that? … Continue reading

Love and self

“[I must get over] the idea that the value of love rises as the self dwindles.” — Susan Sontag the strength of love is not at the expense of identity and self

Just another day

Not every day needs to be epic.

Trapped in a pattern

Over the last few days, I have been reading. Reading old emails and exchanges, years old text messages from numbers now lost to the dark corners of mind (and most certainly deleted out of the perfect recall of my contact list!), and there are some conclusions that can be drawn from all that truth, all … Continue reading

The twins of pleasure / pain

too many often seek pleasure as if it would be, could be, is, the cure for pain they are fundamentally wrong

Be wary the optimist

Never trust an optimist. You see, a cynic will simply fail to take action. A realist will only do as much as they think will have real impact. But an optimist has tied his identity to the positive, in being right, and will be willing to commit terrible acts to make it so. The only … Continue reading

Castles in the sky

It has been said that neurotics build castles in the sky, while psychotics live in them, and psychiatrists collect the rent. — Thomas Lewis, A General Theory of Love  

violent things

“Behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.” “Strength of emotion or an unpleasant or destructive natural force.” The physical. The emotional. Primal. 

Raison d’etre

"Raw," she said. "I want something primal. I want something bare and naked. I want you to give me this life raw, unbidden, unhidden, free, fair, and true. Can you do that? Can you do that for me?"

One may only try.

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