As per the previous post, I’m really getting into the spirit of Autumn right about now. Jazz club affair. Not too dark, not too bright, but just right. Halloween seems to be the “holiday” that embodies that feeling like no other ‘cuz folks legitmately want to be spooked, and yet, wanna see the smiling faces of the babies who trot around from house to house, decked out in the latest in Tigger n’ Pooh costume wear. “Tick or tweeeeeeeeeeeeeet”
Feels like Fall
“I would at times feel that learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing. It had given me a view of my wretched condition, without the remedy. It opened my eyes to the horrible pit, but to no ladder upon which to get out. In moments of agony, I envied my fellow‐slaves for their stupidity. I have often wished myself a beast. I preferred the condition of the meanest reptile to my own. Anything, no matter what, to get rid of thinking! It was this everlasting thinking of my condition that tormented me. There was no getting rid of it. It was pressed upon me by every object within sight or hearing, animate or inanimate.”
-Mr. Frederick Douglass
…starting to echo some of his sentiments, as of late.
Style is quite the thing, ain’t it? I mean, you get the chance to say what you want about yourself without saying a word; few other instances in life exist like this. Lately, life seems to be a gentle give-and-pull of whether or not I will actually accept this fact. To be noticed? To be covert? To not give the slightest care at all? It is all in the beauty of having options, I suppose. I look forward to talking more about this in future posts.
If there’s anything that I’ve learned over the last year or so of blogging, it’s that it takes time to develop a quality web page. Of course, the quality that is being spoken of is due to be maddeningly subjective, so this is going strictly off of own my perspective. Nonetheless, there is always beauty to be found in emptiness. Embrace it. Ideas come sooner or later.
*Sighs soothingly* The peak of winter is approaching. This can be a time to relax, rejuvenate, and (hopefully) play in some snow. The greatest aspect of winter weather, to me, is the fact that the cold/snow adds another layer of existence. In the heat, it can surely get hot (duh?), but by comparison to the cold, exists in a single dimension. Cool weather issues in a steady sense of protection, and with it, a desire to wake you up. The love is never-ending.
Remarkably soulful piece