"Vinyl is the real deal. I’ve always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don’t really own the album. And it’s not just me or a little pet thing or some kind of retro romantic thing from the past. It is still alive."
— Jack White
This makes me think about you, a lot.
I heard in the news the other day,
How a sixteen-year-old boy walked into a science lab at school
And set himself on fire, attempting to kill himself.
Despite the intense pain, I think the metaphor was that
He could turn to ashes like letters we throw in fireplaces.
I think that sometimes disappearing comes with a price. It’s not that easy to erase your existence.
I heard how an old friend’s train ride to the nearest city
Was delayed, because somebody jumped in front of it.
She was more annoyed that she would be too late to go shopping.
I guess in the end, that’s what the person must have wanted,
For the attention to slide over to the petty things at hand.
They must have wanted the world to forget about them.
It’s too hard to evaporate,
To turn to ashes and dust.
While the world keeps moving around you,
The collective consciousness will always
Bring about your name in conversation.
You can’t be erased, no matter how hard you try.
You need to understand that the world is a board
And we are all permanent markers.
And our bodies will meld into the earth’s crust
And the sun will swallow us up.
But we were still here.
So don’t wish to disappear.
Don’t wish you never existed.
The universe needed you from the start.
That’s why I guess there is a pain
"I wish I could write. I get these ideas but I never seem to be able to put them in words."
“What’s the difference?” I asked him. “Between the love of your life, and your soulmate?”
“One is a choice, and one is not.”
don’t cross oceans for people who wouldn’t cross a puddle for you.
No, do it. Do cross oceans for people. Love people, all people. No conditions attached, no wondering wether or not they’re worthy. Cross oceans, climb mountains. Life and love isn’t about what you gain, it’s about what you give.
amen. love with no conditions attached.