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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Love Hurts!

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love!

Neil Gaiman
Out my kitchen window. This looks like a kiss but it was actually a bite and the bully squirrel chased the other one away.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Rose

“Love is the rose. Lust is the thorn.”

Sri Sathya Sai Baba 

Lebanon State Forest.

I was walking around a lake inside the forest and this silk rose was leaning against this tree. 

Very strange. Maybe a memorial!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Loneliest Loneliness

What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneliness, and say, 'This life which you live must be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned and you with it, dust of the dust!' Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that demon? Or would you answer, 'Never have I heard anything more divine'?”


Lakehurst, NJ