The skills of solitude

They sat down, old friends finding their spot between the hubbub and aromas of the coffee shop. They caught up on each other's lives, spoke a while about friendships, love, and loneliness and that he'd been struggling with his own. They discussed that desire as the issue of loneliness. She looked at him and thoughtfully … Continue reading The skills of solitude

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La vida, la filosofía

You find your way through life; you use the tools you recognise you have, and retrospectively kick yourself for not using the rest. You stumble-run through your defining moments. Sometimes you’ll be prepared, other times you won’t. In both cases you could end up failing or succeeding fantastically. You define your goals and their metrics, … Continue reading La vida, la filosofía

A dot

She came around the corner, greeting before she was fully in his office. His forehead was resting on the palm of his hand - earphones in, head down, working. She walked closer, careful not to startle him, and was hit by the sharp smell. He was sour with yesterday's sweat. The paper in front of … Continue reading A dot

Freetense

We spend lifetimes looking for authenticity reciprocity sincerity honesty truth and twice as long applying their lessons before we've learned them We desire virtue but not its ends beauty only as far as it bends When we are flayed of our pretenses Then what do we have left? survivalism? instinct? love? or no thing?   … Continue reading Freetense

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I've travelled to the stars in love and the empty eternities between them in loneliness In love I saw beauty in myself Oblivious to the world In loneliness I saw beauty in the the world I saw the truth of myself