Saturday Jan 14, 2012

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velvet_petal:

We'd better be talking the full syrup kind and not lite, mister.

velvet_petal:

Hey, Solus. Hope the heart is on the mend and things are going well. Just wanted to leave something here since it has been a while.

Saturday Jan 07, 2012

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velvet_petal:

Ew, pretty weird about your CEO. My views are rather divergent regarding the situation but I suppose the end result is one we can both agree on, and that is that he is to face the outcome of his actions.

Bowie is one I loved from pretty early on, although Low is an album I got only in the past year. Can't say I love it yet. I know it's a critics' favorite but I've given it a few spins and I'm sure to give it more over time. I'll join your happy 65 to the man.

Saturday Aug 06, 2011

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velvet_petal:

Those shots of you and the puppies just made me smile so hard. Thanks for those awesome VU tracks and the rest. You're always so kind, don't think I don't appreciate it. Oh and...

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fix your tire! It's too cold to be walking or waiting for transport! biggrin


velvet_petal:

Dean Moriarty! That term can also be used to describe some posters to the Boards here.

It's amazing how many people Neal inspired.

Friday Jul 29, 2011

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velvet_petal:

No need to be embarrassed, solus. You can copy the answers off my test. I'm prepared.

Sorry about your friend. I Imagine it's hard to know what to do when someone so dear is hellbent on destruction. Sad.

kay:

Indeed. Hopefully the haunting has a purpose?

Yeah, the goings on in my head looks something of like a disaster I imagine. Nothing that a flame thrower and saying "hold mah beer" cannot handle. wink

Friday Jul 22, 2011

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velvet_petal:

The Prince gets so mischaracterized as merely a draconian treatise by those who've never really read it. What first surprised me was how brief and simply written it is. Of course a couple of the most oft repeated statements are the one about "men should either be well treated or crushed" or the "Is it better to be loved or feared?" question. Have you gotten to that one yet? Answer..

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Best to be both. Not feared so much as to be deemed cruel or hated. Not loved so much as to be seen weak and merely at the favor of good will. But if a person had to choose only one, feared is safer. Heh heh.


Been a while since I read it, but it's a fun one and full of sensible insights for any 16th - 21st century ruler or ruler in waiting. biggrin

lemmy_:

I've never read The Prince, though it's been on my "to-read" list for about 100 years. Along with countless other books... heh.

And thank you so much for your lovely comment on my set! xoxox

Thursday Jun 09, 2011

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kay:

I need to listen to some Jane's Addiction again. I have not in ages it seems.

Friday May 27, 2011

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I first encountered the late great Gil Scott-Heron in a lonely movie theater on a cold Saturday night in El Paso, TX. I was trying to lose myself in what was quickly becoming one of my favourite films, The Hurricane, as this motherfucker of a song came on. If my memory serves me well, it was the musical accompaniment to a boxing scene, and it...
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solus:

I spent the first 24 years of my life in El Paso. It was a crowded theater, which is the loneliest kind. Well, I was lonely, and not the theater, but you get the drift.

viking:

awesome song

Sunday Apr 24, 2011

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I don't mind the
wait,
and unlike what
some corny mystic con men may say,
it does not sweeten
the pot,
but is rather
a part of life itself,
sweet enough,
to embrace loss
forever.
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nessy:

I really enjoy your writing.

solus:

That made my day, Nessy. Thank you!

Friday Apr 22, 2011

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After reading the last tear-stained missive, I came to a frustrating, but healthy conclusion:

As amazing as the woman I fell in love with may be, in her absence, I have built her up to almost mythic proportions. She went from a love interest to the only one who could satisfy me. She went from beautiful to the most beautiful woman ever. She became the...
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heathen:



Romantic love is akin to short term insanity, and I'm cool with that. One should be divorced from the rational at times.



Wow. This whole entry just left this strangely comforting vibe in my chest. It's good to know I'm not the only one who has fallen into such a trap laden with both misery and lust. It's so easy to place someone on a pedestal when they are no longer present to remind you of their flaws. And heart ache truly must be some wicked muse because this blog post was very moving to read.

solus:

I'm glad this hit you in a positive way. For me, it's an attempt to forget someone I hardly knew, but who possessed the myriad and myopic traits I never thought I'd find in a mate (more of that bullshit in my last blog).

To me, the fact that we put the departed on such a high pedestal is fairly simple psychology. Led Zeppelin is so highly revered because they weren't around long enough to make shitty records like their contemporaries, the Rolling Stones. Both were great bands, the only difference being that one was around long enough to show us just how human, and hence fallible, they were. I see no reason why the same shouldn't apply to those with whom we fall in love.

Heartache is a wonderful muse. Just ask Hank Williams, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, and countless others!

Wednesday Apr 13, 2011

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As I've been away from writing for a good while, I figure there's no better place to start than with a good bit of heartbreak. Boo-fucking-hoo!

Her name is Desiree. I'd seen her in the hell that is my place of employment a few times, and as she was the prettiest woman I'd ever seen, no shit, I couldn't get...
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