I’ll allow a songwriter to do it for me:
Me explaining world news to cats: "People who do the things have a craziness in the heart-bag." Them: "FEED." Ignunt in global affairs cats.
"I love it when Mommy sends me skulls. Yes. Yes."
"Spellcheck has a negative outlook on life. Discombobulate; pass. Recombobulate; fail. Ultimately I just wanna bobulate."
"It's culturally telling that the hottest selling plush toy is a giant poop emoji. Says it all."
"The American Dream never made it past a nocturnal emission."
"When the Universe, knocks, answer. It's yourself at the door, waiting for you."
"It's not the answer that's blowing in the wind, but my lawnchairs. Unless they are actually the answer."
"Mercury is not just in retrograde, it's getting a colonoscopy where all the lubricants were replaced by Krazy Glue."
"I want to go to a Möbius strip mall. I want my next therapist to be a solar neutrino so it can really penetrate my issues. I want tachyonic Chinese delivery so it gets here before I even know I ordered it. I want a quantum mechanic to work on my car so they don't have to be here to do it."
"Sometimes, it doesn't matter whether it's all a dream, it's *that* you're dreaming it."
"I'd rather air-guitar while Suburbia dithers its way into sinkholes, if that be my legacy. Rome, fiddles, fire... it's too dramatic."
"As weird as it is for me to say it- I am still blessed. It's the kind of blessed that crosses religious labels, -isms, rights or wrongs. I am alive, and while it does sometimes suck, it's a sliver of possibility in a vast, cosmic abyss of impossibility. Here I am. There you are. Here we are. We are blessed."
"When you have the light, the darkness becomes afraid of you."
"I'm perfectly fine not to be changed by the will of other people, I'm perfectly fine to be changed by the will of me. That's how it works."
-From a dream
"Justice is an art that is never perfected, but refined and renewed with each generation. There must- and will be- even better victories to come."
"Things are good. Spring is exceptionally verdant this year. The world is in tumult, but we persist in the arduous insistence to say yes when the world says no, and to offer a moon-like gray tone when artifice offers only black and white. Feathers transcend expectation, boundaries flicker to nothing on the horizon. That which you've done is what you've meant to do, not what was scripted.
You danced, really fucking danced, at last."
"You'll find that on the spectrum of friendships, the ones that make the hard things to do easier are the ones that elicit the deepest sense of authenticity."
"Right about the future as a kid: better holograms. Wrong: Actually spending free time typing to friends on a computer about poop habits."
"It takes a lot less energy to empower someone, much more to disempower. The middleground is apathy. Ask yourself: where do I stand?"
"There's those who admit to being wrong, those wronged for admitting, and those for whom being is an admission of itself, surpassing wrong, right, and everything else in between."
"Like licorice, fate only comes in twists."
"Love is not so thick as to only adhere to the walls we visibly paint. It is in fact the most visible and yet unseen of all the shades we scrawl."
"There was a great bumpersticker once, just said "We ain't many." I think I got this gist of it- there might not be a metric shit ton of people who would drop anything to be there for someone, but the few who do are the few that matter the most. If we're all lucky enough to be old and creaky pieces of furniture somewhere decades down the road, it's times where we stuck together that will define our lives, not the fuck-all days that we thought we were lonely little creaky unwanted barstools in the warehouse of life's wandering metaphors. It's these times."
"Pain is transformational- learning to endure it only strengthens us for the next potential blow that comes our way, and appreciate all that feels good, or in-between. We have become masters at dodging discomfort... [we] wind up only creating more in the end (individually and collectively). Yes, humans have been the problem, but we have to be the solution as well. Old, corny, hackneyed line, but it sticks around because it seems to work."
"You just tickled a little synchronicity spot, right there."
"You are relying upon the internet to presume this is "me." Risks of this include body double, evil twin, mass hallucination, hallucinating masses, extreme photoshoppery, Henry Kissinger, confusion with the Jay Joslin in Idaho that's a star on the rodeo circuit, Bert the Turtle Who Was Very Alert, and what the little blue guys want you to believe. You, of course, be the judge."
"[T]he terror we inflict via economics, theocracy, and megalomania cannot be counted by numbers of nations but by the billions of people. And there is no measure by which we can gauge how mournfully Creation itself is crying."
"Cross that line. In fact, graffiti over it. Lines are for linear people, and ours is a squiggly world. Ain't no one got time for lines."
"I'm my own evil twin, which gets complicated at times.
Oh, you stop.
"There's a reason why we call it a *road* to self discovery, not a cul-de-sac. Yet if one should find oneself at such a suburban dead end, get out of the car and cut across the lawns, into the nearest woods, quickly."
"There are people who fill in blanks and people who _________."
"The stars will align, even if I have to go up there and calibrate them myself!"
"When someone says that a person is driving like a maniac, was there an original maniac driving study conducted to get a baseline?"
"Just read the fine print- Today does not have a 24 hour return policy. Exchanges only."
"What doesn't kill you was just having an off day."
"For some of us, once space folded, the wrinkles never came out."
"When one door closes, you're outside. Go do something."
"Never trust someone wearing sunglasses who tells you their conscience is clear."
6000 Onions, "perhaps you may find some of these meanderings briefly entertaining and you, like me, may be inclined to believe more and more that that’s pretty much all there is to life on this planet."
Wood's Lot"Beauty is momentary in the mind --
The fitful tracing of a portal;
But in the flesh it is immortal."
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