love

Notes from a dream (wild, electromagnetic thing in basement)

Notes from a long, ongoing dream this morning:

- some sort of wild thing in the basement of a home was
  killing things
- it was like the basements of many (or all) homes were 
  connected
- people were trying to kill it with guns and rifles
- somehow we realized it was an electromagnetic thing, 
  not human or animal
- realized we couldn’t kill it with guns and rifles
- as we were having this realization, Monk appeared and figured 
  out the thing was feeding off of anger and hate
- we put the weapons down and focused on love, even just the 
  small things we loved
- no matter how scary things got, we kept focusing on love
- we were outside on the grass, and in time the thing came to
  the surface
- it emerged as a combination of a lion with a female human head
- it was in great pain and the face was peeling off, shedding
- we were afraid, but kept focusing on love
- then it morphed into a complete human female
- in time the female didn’t die ... the shedding finished, 
  and it was freed

I don’t know if there’s a metaphor in there or not, but it was an interesting morning.

I love you, too

To whoever wrote the anonymous comment a few nights ago, “I love you,” thank you, I appreciate it. Odds are, I love you, too. ;)

Find a person who loves you for exactly what you are

“The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are ... good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the Sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.”

~ from the movie Juno

I.Q. (a cute love story) alvin September 12, 2017 - 10:20am

If you haven’t seen the movie I.Q., it’s a cute love story. This line in particular reminds me of a few people I’ve known who have great minds, but don’t seem to trust that.

Love the one you’re with?

When I was a freshman in college I ended up spending a lot of days (and nights) in one of the girls’ dormitory buildings. My girlfriend shared a two-bedroom suite in a two-story building with another girl, who I think was at least a year or two older than I was.

There are only a few things I remember about the other girl. The first thing is that she was an extrovert and liked to have a good time. A second thing I remember was the time one of her relatives was going to come for a visit (her grandmother), I think, and she was vacuuming the apartment while smoking a joint to help her relax.

The third thing I remember is that she had a boyfriend at home, about 500 miles away, but after a while she also started seeing another guy at school. One day — I don’t remember the exact circumstances — I was standing in the doorway to her bedroom and she was sitting up in her bed, with her covers pulled up. I think her “school boyfriend” had just left the apartment, and I was either walking in or walking out at that time. I said hello to her, intending to keep moving on, but she said something I can’t recall that made me stop there in the doorway.

We usually only talked about “fun” things, never schoolwork or anything like that, but this time she seemed very serious, something was clearly on her mind. After a while she said, “Please don’t think less of me because of this (her relationship with this other guy). I ... I just don’t like to be alone.”

On other occasions she would joke about the song, Love the One You’re With, but on this rare occasion we had an honest moment.

There could have been no two hearts so open (Persuasion) alvin August 5, 2017 - 9:43pm

“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison.”

To know love, be like the running brook ~ Kung Fu alvin July 30, 2017 - 9:27pm

“To know love, be like the running brook, which deaf, yet sings its melody for others to hear. Feel the pain of too much tenderness. Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for yet another day of loving.”

~ Kung Fu