Screw Me.

Physics says: go to sleep. Of course
you’re tired. Every atom in you
has been dancing the shimmy in silver shoes
nonstop from mitosis to now.
Quit tapping your feet. They’ll dance
inside themselves without you. Go to sleep.

Geology says: it will be all right. Slow inch
by inch America is giving itself
to the ocean. Go to sleep. Let darkness
lap at your sides. Give darkness an inch.
You aren’t alone. All of the continents used to be
one body. You aren’t alone. Go to sleep.

Astronomy says: the sun will rise tomorrow,
Zoology says: on rainbow-fish and lithe gazelle,
Psychology says: but first it has to be night, so
Biology says: the body-clocks are stopped all over town
and
History says: here are the blankets, layer on layer, down and down.

Albert Goldbarth, “The Sciences Sing a Lullabye” (via feellng)

Reblogged from feeling

do you believe having long hair and also bodily/facial hair in general promotes and allows further anatomical as well as overall existential engagement? those with such hair almost always tend to be set apart from the masses, so to speak.

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Anonymous

liberatingreality:

Well, speaking from the psychological standpoint of the kind of individual I believe you’re referring to, I would suggest that the unique mental disposition develops first and thus a unique appearance follows. My initial motivation to disregard my “normal” appearance, was my absolute repulsion for the banality that I associated it with, as I’m sure is the case with most individuals who renounce their prescribed appearances.

I needed to do whatever I could to remove myself from a lifestyle of rigid uniformity, any rebellion I could muster in any way possible to send the message that I haven’t given up.  Having devoted much time to the consistent existential engagement you refer to, it had become a necessity that I convey to others that I was not a mindless drone, that I wasn’t one of the living dead.  A unique appearance eludes to depth and intention, demanding from others some degree of attention and speculation…good or bad, but it will be a catalyst for change either way, as subtle or trivial as it may at first seem.

Reblogged from Paul John Moscatello

You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.

― Elizabeth Gilbert (via psych-quotes)

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