“Pulling back every once in a while to see how far you’ve gotten is also important, ‘because you can see your accomplishments within the big picture, instead of measuring yourself against the larger, scarier reality.'”
– The Power of Small, Why Little Things Make All the Difference
he rode the fork lift like a motorized scooter
his flab jiggled to the rythm of the cobblestone sidewalk
that butterfly was just
by a car!”
– boy in childhood, sunny fall day
you can do that if you want to be a man,
but if you want to be a pussy…”
– Man in a Suit, NYC, Quotes on How to Maintain a Social Construct, Vol. II
a cabin in the woods,
like fireplaces and slippers,
when I’m older.
I think they didn’t know
that moving through someone else’s ordinary
creates the lens through which I see.
if aging is about growing
this is how I grow:
uprooting what was once cemented
with us and them.