November 30, 2009
There were whispered promises and, shouted frustrations.
Silent gazes, and mumbled hopes.
Crackling phone calls, and broken sentences.
Careful plans destroyed by careless texts
A checkered past, a demanding present, and a hopeful future.
Commendable efforts, and disappointing results.
Personalities that mesh, emotions that conflict, and feelings that make sense of both.
November 30, 2009
“Everybody’s stupid in an election year Charlie” – CJ Craig
“No, everyone gets treated stupid in an election year CJ” – Charlie Young
November 27, 2009
“I ain’t met her, but I’ll get her when I do”
-Shwayze “Corona and Lime”
November 26, 2009
“The pathway is broken
And The signs are unclear
And I don’t know the reason why You brought me here
But just because You love me the way that You do
I’m gonna walk through the valley
If You want me to
Cause I’m not who I was
When I took my first step
And I’m clinging to the promise You’re not through with me yet
so if all of these trials bring me closer to you
Then I will walk through the fire
If You want me to.”
-If You Want Me To
November 24, 2009
I wrote my parents an email today thanking them. For nothing and everything in particular really, I think we forget to do that sometimes, thank our parents I mean. I only did it because a friends father died relatively young about 3 weeks ago, and I wondered if he ever really told him that. The “If you admire somebody you should go ahead and tell them, people never get the flowers while they can still smell ’em” line struck a chord for me.
So that’s my new thing, let people know I appreciate them when I can, if only because it feels good for me.
November 23, 2009
“Community is much touted by American elites these days but in a slightly romantic and thoroughly disembodied way (“social capital” nicely captures the abstraction and disimbeddedness now in vogue).”
– Diminished Democracy
November 22, 2009
“I studied a lot in school. I studied hard in high school, and at Harvard, and in law school. My IQ doesn’t break the bank, and I wanted to do this so I studied all the time. And I missed something or it’s like I skipped a year ’cause I never learned what you do after you think you like somebody– what you do next. And every-everybody else did learn. A lot of other people, anyway…”