Hello friend, I’m just passing through But I’m grateful that I got to know you Thick as thieves, inseparable brothers One and the same in the eyes of others So friend, we never got to say farewell Something happened, neither of us could tell We didn’t mean to but life pulls in different ways Memories remain the only thing that stays
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
You said you loved me And wanted me to grow That’s just what I did So that soon I would know You never really believed it Your words were purely fake To make yourself feel superior In the image that you make The things you can’t control Frustrating you no end Face your rejection, unless To your will, they bend Empty words now revealed You’ve thrown off your disguise Shown for what you really are As your true colour flies Carry on manipulating Those cast under your spell But it’s a conditional love Where the stress begins to tell Already old before your time One day you’ll walk alone Leaving friends to wonder why Your heart was filled with stone
Most neuroses can be traced to the unhealthy habit of wallowing in the troubles of five billion strangers.
Jubal, A Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Accept me the way I am What you see is what you get There’s no fake smile hiding Something you don’t know yet Speaking as I see it Truth will rise to the top Connections are only made When your false faces stop There’s nothing to be afraid of Whether we’re friends or not I’m happily surrounded by The honesty my friends have got
The less ideas you get, the more friends you’ll have But the more friends you have, the more ideas you’ll get This is a strange dilemma for me to deal with And I haven’t found the best way to balance it yet
The first line is lifted from the ‘Abe – Wrong for the Right Reasons’ by Glenn Dakin
I am so happy and grateful that Amy has found someone to hang out with at the weekend. I hope it makes her feel more comfortable and at home in Thailand and that she can ignore all the negative things.
Music from The Reactionaries, Alternative TV, Neutral Sons, Polvo, Peter Black, Hilkka, The Fartz, Elvis Costello, Captain Sensible, Rogues, Graham Parker and the Rumour, Radio Nepal, Orthrelm, Arcwelder, Guapo, Minutemen, McClusky.
I am so happy and grateful to Oh and Nantang to let me stay at their house last night. It saved me money and trouble and they are nice people.
Thankfully, I didn’t drink much last night so woke up early and started doing a few things and the day has ended up quite well. A few ideas for more things I’d like to do this year. Slowly, my man cave is getting in order.
I am so happy and grateful to my old friends, who are busy now, as we all are, but haven’t forgotten about me. I won’t forget about them either.
Weight: 80.5kg Resting heart rate: 47
My friend Rosie, in Sydney, posted on facebook an offer to draw/paint pictures to send to friends and so I picked Jochen (Hinterlandt), Kyaw Kyaw (Rebel Riot) and Lachlan (Art As Catharsis). I can’t recall if I arranged for her to send out the actual pictures too but they all received them digitally around this time. A great philanthropic idea for sure and I was very happy to take Rosie up on her offer.
After a busy and tiring Sunday, I’ve been struggling this week. I’ve just started to get my energy back but not quite there mentally. If I look at the last couple of days properly I can probably realise that everything has been going along as normal. Perhaps I’ve reached a kind of plateau at the moment and the next steps will require perseverance as the improvements in my life will be smaller. Who needs action when you’ve got words?
I am so happy and grateful to have friends all around the world. Thankful for technology that makes it easy for us to communicate.