Saturday, June 30, 2007

static never sleeps*

you can hear,
as of time, to the time,
sixteen miles outside the city--
the smooth human sound.
underneath its wings
with my hands around its neck,
its mouth like a shipwreck.

in a photo that bent,
chasing change from above,
falling in early afternoon--
when i forgot
to come around,
and the wind also fell
and was not surprised.

*Composed by Broken Poem Generator & Babelfish--
tweaked by lowercase lifestyle.

Friday, June 29, 2007

strange bedfellows

Photo courtesy of my good friend Amber.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

embrace your problems?

I am not choosing an easier life;
I am choosing a better quality of problem.
-- Robert Fripp

The above quote nails how I've been feeling lately but haven't been quite able to put into words. Life will never be problem-free, but we are free to pick or discard certain problems. Or as Henry Rollins once said, just because someone hands you a turd doesn't mean you have to take it.

Don't give me your problems!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

what for you no write in blog

I seem to have developed a little case of writer's block lately. Maybe it's because I'm still floating on my post-vacation cloud, or perhaps that cloud is really a fog caused by me kicking the caffeine habit once again.

Maybe it's the weather: "Yep, Ma, I reckon it's too hot to blog, jus' too dang bloggin' hot." Oh well, this too shall pass. In the meantime, here's some more Kent State plant life.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

what i heard on my spring break

Today is the last day of my eleven-day vacation, and I feel physically and emotionally healthier than I have in months. I feel lighter yet more solid, more real, more me. Maybe that has been the goal of all my reading, all my therapy, all my meditation: not to become a better person but to become the real me. Slowly discarding my once-useful, now-harmful defense mechanisms, I'm discovering the truly decent guy beneath all the armor.

Being away from the usual distractions and conflicts, away from the external and internal noise, I have allowed many lessons to resonate clearly inside myself. The true challenge now is to keep the resonance going once the noise and distractions resume. The true challenge is to reach inside and touch the sound.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

five maxims to live by iv

1. True mistakes are never malicious.

2. There are always more than two choices, except when there are not.

3. If you can't say anything nice, take a walk.

4. Initial information is rarely accurate.

5. Cult movies are born, not made.

how high's the water, momma?

Sunday, June 03, 2007