Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
By Robert Frost
By Robert Frost
So THAT’S what I’ve been doing all this long time. Damn my inner eye. Because the states and conditions it pictures are often extremely unpleasant. Time to whip that little inner eye into shape and get it to picture way better stuff. Of course it’s true that we create the situation we’re in now – or at the very least we have complete control over how we react to it. Or BE in it.
Where would I like to be in five years? Well, most of all I would like to still be alive. If I’m not, then the question is much harder to answer. I would like to be at home, writing and painting with no sense of urgency to get anything done. Sounds like heaven to me.
What do you mean, there are privileges out there that I haven’t earned? Give them to me anyway, dammit!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa……
The only Aries I can think of is my brother.
I feel like I’m always creative, although the results of that creativity are another story entirely.
Normally I don’t like orange, but today I’m feeling strangely sympathetic towards it.
Eighty is a nice round fat little number.
And what was I doing at 1 p.m. today? I can’t remember, except that I’m sure I wasn’t involved in any horrendous disasters, so that of course is the best kind of lucky to be.
Bruce Willis is a really smart guy! On my lunch break I was leafing through the March issue of “Men’s Journal” (the strangest things materialize in our lunch room) and came across this interview
and read the whole thing from start to finish! That’s a pretty amazing thing all on its own. But more amazing to me were some of the deep and insightful things he had to say about women, love, being a parent, and life in general.
A couple of excerpts:
What do women know about us that we never know about ourselves?
Forget “about us” — they know things in general, instinctively. Women can see through their own guy’s shit better than anybody can. And really quick. A woman can size up another woman in about 30 seconds……. And they are right all the time. Dead right. They are working on a wavelength that men could never get to.
How does a man remind himself to live in the moment?
I’m glad we’re talkin’ about this. Embrace your death. Make friends with it. Know it’s out there. Tickle it under the chin, and just know that it’s coming. And not in a bad or morbid way — or an “Oh, God, I’m going to die someday” way — but use it as motivation. Use it as an impetus to get everything you want to do in this lifetime done before you die. I was raised in a generation that was saving money for a rainy day: “Don’t do anything too rash while you’re young; save it all for when you’re older.” Well, I think it’s rainin’ right now. I think live it up.
Take a minute or two and read through the things he has to say! There are some gems in there.
(...and some I have)
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