• David commented on the post, couch 7 years, 7 months ago

    My couch is tired and worn, and most days I feel the same. Still, it’s soft and comfortable, easy to sink in against. Once again, pretty much like me; I love that soft, comfy sofa.

  • David commented on the post, crouch 7 years, 7 months ago

    He crouched behind the bushes, peering around to catch a glimpse of his prey. She wasn’t prey in the usual sense, not that he planned to kill her and devour her remains; not that he’d entirely eliminated that as an option, either. For now, he merely watched, and waited for the right moment to make […]

  • David commented on the post, concern 7 years, 7 months ago

    Concern shadows me, follows wherever I go. I get concerned about the weather, about work, my family and friends. Even when things seem good, there’s concern – sometimes even concern that I’m not concerned enough about all the dreadfully concerning things in life. Great. Now I’m concerned about whether I’m too concerned about everything.

  • David commented on the post, whiskey 8 years ago

    I’m so close to my good friend whiskey that it’s hard to know where to start. We became acquainted far too young, and there’s no sign of our relationship fading. I love it, I hate it. It loves me too much.

  • David commented on the post, obsolete 8 years ago

    All of life is gradually becoming obsolete under the ever-advancing wave of science and technology. I’m a geek, so don’t get me wrong – I love new and shiny gadgets and toys, but they’re gradually destroying the bits of us that make us human. As I age, I’m becoming more and more painfully aware of […]

  • David commented on the post, determined 8 years ago

    I’m determined to do something today. Maybe not something good, but hopefully not something too bad. Just having the determination will hopefully be enough to get me going; inertia will take over, and I’ll let nature run its course.

  • David commented on the post, connected 8 years ago

    We’re all connected in one way or another. There are the mundane connections of spinning electrons that form the vast telecommunication webs that span the globe. There are emotional connections that draw us, bind us closer, and hurl us apart. There are physical, intimate connections that always end…good or bad, they always end.

  • David commented on the post, plans 8 years ago

    I always have plans. They’re not always good plans, and very often bad. My favourite plan is always “plan to not have a plan”, but somehow there seems to be irony in planning to be without a plan. Spontaneity is great; I can’t say that I do very well in life with constant structure looming […]

  • David commented on the post, galaxy 8 years ago

    Meditation upon the sheer size of the galaxy is a great way to realize how utterly insignificant we all are. Vast depths of blackness, unimaginably ancient, filled with horrors we can’t imagine, vistas that we can barely hope to comprehend, and completely ignorant of our very existence. Kinda makes your bad day seem insignificant, huh?

  • David commented on the post, ego 8 years ago

    I know that I have one. It likes to be stroked, fed, and petted. I try to set it aside in my day to day life; nobody likes it when they interact with someone with an ego problem (such problems being defined as “his ego is bigger than I think mine is”).

  • David commented on the post, trusted 8 years ago

    My friend, my trusted compatriot. How could you betray me? What did I ever do to you? Well, sure, I slept with your wife. Yes, I suppose I did rob you a few times, but the past is the past! Let it rest! Sigh. Yes, I ran over your cat with my car. Now that […]

  • David commented on the post, digital 8 years ago

    Ah, we’re living the digital life now. No more bulky sheets of paper or actual physical interaction. It’s funny, you know – I’d dreamed of this day, long ago. I didn’t realize that when it actually came, it would be so…empty. So devoid of meaning.

  • David commented on the post, woven 8 years ago

    In my life, I’ve woven many tales. Some are good, some are bad – all are fiction. In real life, I try to keep the distinction between tales I’ve woven and tales that are true, but it can be difficult sometimes. The fabric of my mind is warped and twisted, and it can be hard […]

  • David commented on the post, however 8 years ago

    The great phrase. I’ll start out telling you one thing, just to soften the blow of what I really want to tell you. “You’re a great person, however, I think we need to spend some time apart.” It’s a terrible word, really. However, there’s no denying that it’s a useful one.

  • David commented on the post, approach 8 years ago

    I’m always hesitant to approach new people. You never know what the encounter will bring. Some are very friendly; others are not. In the end, there’s no way around the fact that we need to interact with each other, as part of a social society, and one of us needs to approach the other to […]

  • David commented on the post, policy 8 years ago

    I hate policies. They’re too restrictive – have you ever noticed that a policy never exists to grant you rights or freedoms, only to take them away? They govern our interactions with vast, faceless corporations and often seem contradictory and self-defeating. It’s a policy of mine to avoid having policies.

  • David commented on the post, whole 8 years ago

    I am whole. It’s not a statement many people get to make very often – we’re broken or fragmented from the remains of years and years of bad relationships and personal problems. I have finally found peace, and that’s awesome.

  • David commented on the post, gym 8 years, 1 month ago

    I once had a gym membership. The card took up space in my wallet. It was undertaken with the absolute best of intentions, but it’s easy to lose your motivation when you’re working twelve hours a day and sleeping four. Chalk it up to a life lesson learned, I suppose.

  • David commented on the post, figure 8 years, 1 month ago

    Facts and figures make the world go roun. Not the interesting parts of the world, though – the boring, mundane, work-all-day parts of it. Charts, spreadsheets, equations. Sometimes I see my entire life dissolving in the heart of a vortex of numbers. Then the end of the day comes. Much better.

  • David commented on the post, heels 8 years, 1 month ago

    I can’t wear them. I can barely manage to walk in normal shoes. Fortunately, I don’t need to worry about wearing them; men come out on the lucky end of the footwear scale. I do respect and appreciate those who can manage to contort themselves into footwear that seems to defy the laws of physics, […]