Dust

Cue the night:

I’m buried in seaside dust, raw from overreaction;

Building futile ashen castles,

Ironically unwashed by vaguely dreamt metaphors?

{And I should know} If I opened my mouth, I’d only sneeze in more than would be wise;

Those strange laws of expulsion-impulsion.

So I will stay, holding my breath though I never reached the sea,

Contemplating lasciviousness in bewildered detachment;

Like a cow in a charnel shed, face shoved in dead could-have-beens.

Tourist guide:

Not quite sure why I was there. Just let the dust be dust again.

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A White Christmas

Oh how the tree glitters like snow.

And will the forest miss it anyway?

Celebrate and decorate; cover everything with empty tinsel.

The carol singers pirouette,

And we graciously grant them more than indifference.

One penny here, one reluctantly there,

“Wouldn’t you hate to be so poor?”

We sink our teeth in lakes of gravy,

(Harland and Wolff would be so proud.)

Our chins drip fowl grease; not sick for want of food – too sick to stomach more.

Santa’s workshop drips as well; his elves are little Chinese kids.

“Well, don’t their parents love them?” Because we know to show we do.

And the rest of the world can wait,

For this one lovely Winter’s day.

When we share for sharing’s sake – never just for force of tradition.

And the Christmas shoppers flock the tree,

Flapping violently,

Shoving in consternation,

I see their eyes light up like magpies’.

And oh how the tree glitters like snow.

As the other birds weep.

A white Christmas,

The coldest time of year,

When we paint our consciences to match our skin.

Some Thoughts: Relationships

In this article I want to share some of my thoughts on relationships. Needless to say, I’m no expert on this issue, but I hope that I have at least picked up some insights over time (vicariously or otherwise).

One of the things that I had wrong when I was a kid was that I took relationships too seriously. As a young teenager I thought that you entered into a relationship with someone because you thought that that relationship had a serious chance of resulting in marriage. It seems quite silly looking back on it now. Admittedly, I do still feel this same way in some regards – I would still say that if your relationship is going nowhere then it is effectively dead. But I would also now say that a relationship is a kind of step into the unknown; it’s about coming to know someone better. You don’t need to know the person super well; that’s what relationships are for! Your relationship should only be as serious as is appropriate for it to be. At the start of a new relationship you aren’t committing to marriage, you’re only committing to finding out more about a person that you like. If it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t work out and that’s fine. If it does work out then great! That’s what everyone is searching for 🙂 Continue reading

Link

http://www.danoah.com/2011/11/im-christian-unless-youre-gay.html

This is a truly wonderful blog post about unthinking hatred, bullying, and the real meaning of love. It’s about how we can so easily hurt people for the sole reason that they’re different from us. It’s about how we should stop hating people, and start loving them instead. (Regarding the title of the article: Christianity, for example, teaches us to love everyone, but so many “Christians” stop doing that as soon as someone says they’re gay.) The article says it better than I every could: please read it.

Sincerely, Kevin

What Women Want: Attempt 2

Gulp!

Men: dire news! My first attempt at explaining what women want has been a categorical failure! Not 12 hours ago, when I had just finished writing said post, I made my first attempt to put my new-found understanding into action.

I barely escaped with my life.

In order that you may avoid a similar fate, I have undertaken this second attempt at explaining womens’ most closely guarded needs and desires. May it guide you in your path to ravishment. Continue reading

What Women Want: Attempt 1

Harry Enfield is just one of many charitable figures renowned for undertaking progressive work with women.

There is a question that every man asks himself at least once in his life (well, probably many times in his life. Or even many times a day…): ‘What do women want?!

Let’s not beat around the bush here: women are one of the universe’s biggest mysteries. However, in this blog I will make my first bold attempt at deciphering the answer to this mystery – at pulling back the curtain on the wondrous mind of the woman, and unveiling to all its dark and myriad secrets.

For those of you who may be questioning my credentials, I assure you that I am perfectly suited to this task: as I have had a grand total of <one> girlfriends in my life, I think it is only fair that I should be recognized as one of the most profound authorities on this matter.

Let us begin: Continue reading