The Game

June 15, 2016

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“…the games that people play…”

“Don’t play with something,
you should cherish for life.”

Marvin said it best.

Toying with each other,
as a cat toys with a mouse.
The chase, the fear of capture,
the fear of being slain.
Sliced opened and left vulnerable to
elements, microbes and vultures.

Emotions, promises, experiences, games.
The games that people play.

As youth, we played doctor.
As adults, we play house.
The rules have never changed.
Roll the die. (you only get one)
Move accordingly.
Pick up a card.
Follow instruction.
Move piece.

When I was child, I did as a child.
When I became a man, the child
fought back in defiance, until
one day, he cried himself to sleep.

The Fall

June 14, 2016

 

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“…share the fall…” @Snoqualmie Falls Park 

Remembering the time

when love ruled, in a temple

of obsidian and alabaster.

Bridged by melodies and tempos of the heart,

two merged as a unit, together stronger

together, forever…

Soul mates promised,

a high pedestal  and aspirations…the arrogance of it all.

The Fall….

Plummeting down,

out of love, out of sync.

A unit becomes two,

two become strangers.

One is forgotten.

Remembering what was,

not knowing if a return is possible,

not having the strength to steer the ship

into such treacherous waters.

“you always try so hard not to remember….you always try so hard…”

…so today is my birthday.  The big 30.  I really don’t feel much different save for this intense feeling of calm and the strangest suspicion that my latent mutant ability will manifest itself at any moment today (heh).  Seriously though, Happy Birthday to me!  Podcast #3 is up and ready to go.  While it is hard to put all the best 80’s tracks on this podcast, I thought just skimming a few would be o.k.  The 80’s theme obviously needs to be revisited in multiple segments to completely illustrate the power that was (is) the 80’s.  For now, listen, download, and send me good birthday tidings :).

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Tracklist:

Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
Culture Club – Time (Clock of the Heart)
Robert Palmer – I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
Sheila E. – Glamorous Life
Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait
Cameo – Word Up
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
Prince – Purple Rain

Maya Angelou: On Character

August 21, 2008

This is brilliant:

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”

My personal Ranking (out of 10) Rainy Days 9/10, Lost Luggage 5/10 (I fear losing my luggage), Tangled Christmas Tree Lights (6/10). Not too shabby I guess, but there is always room for improvement.

quote courtesy of BoingBoing! and the image was taken by photographer John Loengard.