Expat@Large

New Years Revolutions

Posted in Uncategorized by expatatlarge on January 2, 2009

One year turns around into another, yeah? So what? It’s that I’m getting dizzy is what. Can we slow this turntable down to 33.3333333RPM, please?

200andfreaking9? What happened there? I was planning to big-time it for 1999 just the other, the other… I can’t find a suitable descriptor for the time period I’m talking about here. The other awareness point… Last crisis… Shit, whenever.

It’s a whizz, a spin, a flurry, a rush, a charge, all a bit too much, this continual progression of the NOW. This eternal transience. This everlasting ephemerality. And the tickers tick over to another digit in the 21C as we sip on champagne in a Jacuzzi in Bukit-Timah. And unlike Catch22’s Dunbar, trying to get bored to make time last longer, the exquisite boredom of having too much interesting stuff to do which seems to take forever only makes my life spin even faster.

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Thought in a taxi (driver nodding his head continually: bob bob bob) – when religious people say that we atheists lack spirituality, I get the impression that they really mean that without god there would be no *romance* in their lives. They are afraid to live without love, everyman’s touch of the metaphysical. Which is fair enough. As if god was the sole source of that. As if they were afraid or embarrassed (it’s not tough) to accept that goodness, justice and love can have a HUMAN source, just as hate and stupidity do as well. As if people weren’t enough.

So OK, sorry, back to the point – there’s no real, like, SEXUAL romance in my life. Currently. But there is drama… And plenty and plenty of love. By Darwin, I am swamped by those that love me.

I’m doing OK. Keeping on, convinced of my contribution, satisfied that my weaknesses aren’t all that bad in the greater scheme of things, pleased that my efforts are appreciated, surprised that my vices haven’t killed me yet.

Just doing it all as an older man than I was.

E@L

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  1. Indiana said, on January 3, 2009 at 1:20 am

    We are all doing things as older men 🙂

  2. savannah said, on January 3, 2009 at 2:40 am

    or as older women 😉 xoxo


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