26 July 2010

Real World is Hungry

"When you start to doubt yourself, the real world will eat you alive" - Henry Rollins, "Shine"

I understand the hunger of the real world. It paces me, follows me like my own shadow. I have had many a conversation with it, in grimy diners and noisy machine rooms. The hunger never seems to be rattled, and never seems to sit still. Even motionless, the edges of it blur. I gave up long ago on rubbing my eyes, or focusing. But that makes my head hurt, and now I have no idea what to do.

No. No. That isn't quite true. The back of my mind knows what to do. The front of my mind has so far resisted making the adjustments necessary to sharpen the picture.

Then, today, I heard something I really needed to hear, but no one who could say it to me.

It's hero time.


  1. ah the sweaty rollins. used to love going to his post-black-flag spoken word gigs :0)

  2. I was going to say something grand, but I'm too distracted by the shirtless men.

    I might have to watch that again.


  3. I think everyone needs their own... personal....Rollins

  4. It's time to align your body with your mind.

    A bit late for me but what the heck.


"Let your laws come undone
Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."

-'The Hair Song', by Black Mountain

Tell me what is in your heart...