Saturday, November 29, 2014


Today a man came up to me on the street and told me he was a face reader or whatever you call it. He told me that I have a good life but poor luck. He said I have a smart face. But there's a lot of Yin stuff near me for a long time. That's why I have bad luck. And he said I carry other people's bad luck for them too. And that's why I have these dark eye rings and don't get fat even though I eat well. He said that's why I get dreams that jolt my body awake at night.

Then he took out a golden charm and told me that today is an auspicious day for me because I met him, and he's going to be my benefactor. He said all I have to do to get rid of this bad energy is to put the charm in water and use the water to wash my face. He said then my eyebags will disappear and things will get better.

I said ok cool, interesting. So are you going to give it to me or something?

He said I have to give a donation to the temple which would be $20.

I thought about it briefly because $20 isn't a lot to improve my quality of life drastically and solve my dark eye circle problem. Even for a laugh and some hope, $20 sounds ok.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

This Side of Paradise

"Youth is like having a big plate of candy. Sentimentalists think they want to be in the pure, simple state they were in before they ate the candy. They don't. They just want the fun of eating it all again. The matron doesn't want to repeat her girlhood - she wants to repeat her honeymoon. I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again."

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Real Love

That's all there is

Belief is the thought that that something is true although it may or may not be true

"I believe that the sky is blue"

Trust is the act where you extend a belief from a specific instance but a general quality possessed by an object

"I trust my eyes (to perceive the world around me accurately)"

Faith is the possessed ability to trust in a general quality possessed by an object

"I have faith in empirical observation (as a reliable and at the very least, safe, way of deriving knowledge)"

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

True Love Leaves No Traces

As the mist leaves no scar
On the dark green hill
So my body leaves no scar
On you and never will

Through windows in the dark
The children come, the children go
Like arrows with no target 
Like shackles made of snow 

True love leaves no traces
If you and I are one
It's lost in our embraces
Like stars against the sun

As a falling leaf may rest
A moment on the air
So your head upon my breast
So my hand upon your hair 

And many nights endure
Without a moon 
Without a star 
So will we endure 
When one is gone and far

True love leaves no traces
If you and I are one
It's lost in our embraces 
Like stars against the sun 

Saturday, November 8, 2014


The nights are getting colder. 

I know.

Thursday, November 6, 2014