Friday, June 22, 2018

In the Pines

People often wonder what it all means. It all depends on what you want. None of it matters if you're not happy. Indeed, if you want it to mean something positive, it will, if that makes you happy.

Nevermind the naysaying or criticism. Generosity may not always beget generosity directly, but it will reflect inside you. All the things you do become a part of you, anyway. What you want to be will become evident, no matter what is said.

All you have to do is open your eyes. Your desires will be right there in front of you. Forget the algorithms for happiness. Open your eyes. Really, that's all you have to do.

YOU know it.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Shape of Water

Finally got around to watching The Shape of Water.  Like most Guillermo del Toro films it was dark and visually captivating.  The characters were comfortably identifiable and defined.  Also present was his recurring theme of tortured innocents.

The creature resembled Swamp Thing.  He's the character I found the most relatable.  Taken from it's own time and place, it is tortured by those who have no hope of ever understanding it to learn something they have no hope of ever learning from it, only to sentence it to death.

Ok, maybe that's a little overdramatic.  We all feel, from time to time, that we would have been better suited to have been born in another time or place.  That somewhere there is someone who can save us from our lonely fate and restore us to the time and place where we'd fit in.  That's how I saw it.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Tasty

Why are bad calories so good?  Bad stuff is so tasty.  The cheapest calories taste the best.

Maybe 'bad' isn't the right word.  It's just that the deliciousness of those foods make it easier to over indulge...

Who am I kidding?  I am a food dumpster. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Questions

Questions are fun.  They can be a challenge.  They can help you learn. They can be mysterious.

Just ask one and find out.  

They'll tell you.

They can also be scary.  Which can also be exciting.  Which is enticing.

Questions are dangerous.  They can take you places you never thought you'd go.  They can teach you things you never thought you'd want to learn.  

Don't ask questions unless you want answers.  Answers are a completely different animal.  Answers are dirty and final.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Life and Movies and Yes

It's already June!  What happened to the first half of the year?  What did you do with it?

Here's some life advice:  If you don't like the crowded theaters when a movie opens, go to the Sunday Matinee.  Just make sure the theater has good AC.  That's a deal-breaker.

Yes is more than a word, as well.  In and around the lake... etc...

Much cryptic.  Didn't mean it.  Just being brief.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Give Me Sympathy, or Give Me Your Death

It is impossible to know where most people stand.  They are too afraid of reprisals for any position they take. That's just how petty tyrants like it.

Never take a position so you are swept clean for the positions the tyrant wants you to take.  Until the little tyrant doesn't want you to believe anymore, that is. Then, if you still hold on to it, you get squashed.  Better to be flexible, right?

What happened to 'Liberty or death'?  It has been replaced by 'tell me what to think so I don't get fired, made fun of, or otherwise harassed'. Take that.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Compensating for Something?

Music is playing on the surround sound.  The TV is playing some sitcom never watched.  An ASMR video is playing on the YouTube.  There is only one person in the house.  What does this mean?

Fingers are also clickity-clacking on the keyboard writing this post.

What does it mean?