Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Load

Life.
What the heck, eh?
Let’s give it a shot. Why not?
I don’t just mean lets be Not Dead.
I mean, living.
Vibrant. Whatever that could be.
energetic: full of liveliness or energy
pulsating with energy: seeming to quiver or pulsate with energy or activity
resonant: having a full rich sound that tends to continue for some time
bright: dazzling or radiantly bright
vibrating: vibrating very rapidly
I miss someone who I really don’t know
Except that she is me.
But really, who of us knows ourselves?
Out of all the people we meet, we mostly see Me from just face on,
And that tricky bugger always knows when I am looking.
I think that Me puts on an act, too, when I see him in the mirror.
I don’t think what I see is the same Me that others see.
That is normal for everyone.
There is this mental reaction we build up to something familiar and comforting.
If, for example, you have a girlfriend you have started to see.
At first, she is she. Sure, maybe hot, maybe not.
As you spend more time with her, and associate her with pleasing feelings,
Her face, her image, begins to be more appealing to you.
So, that when you show her pic to the buddies, you think she is the most gorgeous woman in the world.
Which is good. To you, she is. That is the way it should be.
But to anyone else, she is still just another girl.
The same thing happens as a baby with our parents faces (and voices, and smells, and touch.. etc)
With our friends and such too.
I think it must also happen with our own image.
There is a certain age where a baby can recognize it’s image in the mirror.
For some of us, we never look away. For others, we never really look at all.
Some of us are more the Actor. Some more the Investigator. Some just take everything as is.
Ok. So, I miss someone I don’t know.
Except she is part of Me. The extension. The next style.
Of someone I don’t really know.
Damn.
I take responsibility for my part in the events that have crafted this Now.
There are ways I would rather it. And there are ways that could be much worse.
She is safe, happy. Loved, from near and from far.
Things will improve.
That isn’t what I am talking about, though. I am thinking of the connection.
Which doesn’t make sense, maybe. But is no less solid for that. Even if mostly one-sided for now.
These confusing feelings are brought forward from recent events.
How things could be different in one way, but are different now in another way.
The finality of choice. Hit or stand.
See, though. The game might not care. The dealer might have you beat either way. Usually does.
As I have said to people at tables, “See all these lights a-blinking? They all cost money.”
I started with talking about giving a try. But I would really like to just start with
Giving a shit.
To really care. About something. Not have to work at it.
That sounds horrible. But that is how life has been. Crafted emotions. Designed Caring.
Everyone else seemed to give a shit, so I tried it on.
Really though, when not being interrogated by conversation or action,
There is almost nothing there. Empty. And it is so peaceful.
To not care. To not worry. To just breathe and think and wonder.
Now, you might notice I say almost.
There have always been those things that I never had to fake.
The easiest to point to is, strangely, fear.
I have said it before, but I think fear is always near.
Like some understanding about how indifferent the universe is, really.
That all our dreams and hopes are really just wishful thinking.
Also, I have said, that this near constant hovering fear allows me to
Operate in a way that others might take as bravery.
Really, it is like not noticing a hang nail on a finger that has been severed.
Ok. Off the path there for a minute.
There are other feelings that are there all the time. Not worked at.
They are more powerful than the fears or worries or whatever.
That closeness and caring to family and friends.
Even the family who aren’t friends. For now.
Nothing feels better than blood on blood.
Or the friends, as said before, who are family.
To the special ones, who feel more than family.
Who are always tugging at your heart or mind.
Even if you might never will really be friends again.
The closeness, once shared, has it’s own place. Protected.
At least it is like that for me. For others, it is different.
They might feel the high, then the low, and then move on.
Or, worse, really feel something negative.
I have never hated. Anyone or anything.
I would like to think that I have, and do, love.
Every time I have acted or felt what I thought was hate
Was, every time, really confusion or frustration.
It didn’t last.
The opposite was a line from Barfly, now that I think about it.
“It's hatred. It's the only thing that lasts.”
Well, I am sure there are those that hate me. And maybe they should.
I used to put a lot of effort into being an asshole.
But I was really just searching. Trying to find something.
Like most of us. I just did it more openly. More fully.
Which brings me to the latest series of me being an asshole.
Oh, sure. It isn’t like before. I am not doing to find out some result.
Like a mad scientist. Or test pilot.
This time it was about something that I new I had to reign in.
To be honest with myself about which parts I wanted to keep and which to jettison.
As the parts I wanted to keep I very much wish to, and would have lost for sure
Had I kept going as I was. As is, things maybe be damaged. But they can heal.
If allowed.
Some things will never be the same. This is a good thing.
Some events Should change things.
If that change is fought or ignored
Then it pays a disservice to the importance to the event.
Or speaks lowly of how things were to start with.
It just sucks that one has to feel the pain.
And the other is an asshole.
Wow. That was a ramble.
If I broke this post up with pics as usual, it would take about fifty.
And the post would be pages and pages long.
Not that I have anything against an excuse to post a bunch of cute pics.
This time, though, it is just the thoughts. The words on their own.
So, what was a wistful thought about a far away little girl
Brought about by recent events, soft cool tunes, and a small taste of scotch
Turned into an purge of mental build up!

7 Comments:

Blogger Midnight Whisperer said...

Reading this... I didn't know if I should sort it out or go with it. But then I realized that you are probably between sorting and going with it and it all comes down to choices - Choices that make or break or just don't matter. I'm going to choose to go with it, because you make some incredible points that got me thinking... Excellent Post ; )

November 22, 2009 at 6:24 PM  
Anonymous nonpromqueen said...

Agree w/Midnight. Great post. I love long rambles, good to empty the soul. It made perfect sense to me.

November 23, 2009 at 11:22 AM  
Anonymous A. said...

I dont come here often enough...you have a lovely mind Sir.

November 23, 2009 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Arizona said...

sometimes i wonder if i truly know you because what you say so closely relates to my life...
or maybe i just take it as such...

November 23, 2009 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Rex Venom said...

MW - Thanks. You are correct, and I am still Sorting and Going.

Non - I felt better just writing it out. Magic, how that can work.

A - See? This is the kinds way stories of Beatrix and such could be shared so many could read and enjoy them!

Arizona - It is cool when we can feel connected to someone away, just by knowing we think some of the same bits.

It was one of those Thinking and Writing nights when I posted this. This was the first post I almost deleted later. Maybe a little more honest than I was used to. At least it lets me post some more pretty ladies without feeling too shallow. Thanks for letting me share.
Rock on!

November 27, 2009 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

FUCK

u expect me to read all that Rex ??
well then increase the font size please


my eyes are bad even with spectacles

November 28, 2009 at 6:07 AM  
Blogger MoonBunny said...

"Open and wide, your words suggest a divide,

of your heart and mind,
feelings hard to find,

are you torn, ripped open, blood gushing from a fight?

are you feeling in the dark, when surrounded by light?

confusion yes, hatred, no.
you don't have to give up, to let it all go."

Hope, Love, Faith: all these are fueled by Fear.
Hate Fear and Pain.

December 13, 2009 at 8:10 AM  

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