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    hops are bitter. life is bitter. coincidence?

    Tuesday, September 20, 2005

    gravity walks

    I don’t know what compels me to do it. I insist that I’m actually a pleasant and happy person most of the time. For some reason writing prods me into consistently dark places, and the words I spin together reflect this.

    Just this morning I wrote to a friend I haven’t seen since 1991. I began a paragraph like this:

    Other than the crippling realization that my youth is gone and that a slow decline in health and fortune await me, things are great.

    4 Comments:

    Blogger colonialave said...

    Well at least your honest :)

    A good friend is always there for another no matter how long a distance of time or travel.

    1:18 PM  
    Blogger Vexation said...

    Now that is simply brilliant. One of those lines that initially makes me laugh, and then kind of cringe as I realize it is Oh so true.

    12:18 PM  
    Blogger Hermes said...

    I felt this exact same way upon turning 22...

    12:32 AM  
    Blogger haiku_girl said...

    That's a killer opening line. Nice work! t hee.

    6:56 PM  

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