You think you’re waiting.
But it’s already happening.
All in your favor.
All of it. All of the energy that never lets up, every prick of the slicing rain and scorch of the driving winds.
The accidents. The encounters. The signs.
Everything that’s happening is unfolding inside a perfect pattern of deliberate chaos.
Even as you hang your steely head upon its crooked neck.
I don’t really do flowery stuff.
I don’t do gory or cruel stuff either, of course, but I love dirty and crooked and how odd things can be sort of bent to become even more beautiful in their oddity.
Bouquets are lovely but I’d rather collect the shadows if I could.
I like the wet peace in the dark. I like the cool quiet in the stillness. I tend to feel like where the crowd is is the beginning of the end of a thing but I couldn’t really tell you why.
So I like to go another way; the way things haven’t gone yet. Just to see how it might look there and what comes with me or falls off.
Do you ever talk with angels?
Wait, hold up – if you aren’t sure how you want to answer that just yet, let me roll this out another way:
I have the weirdest thing for wires right now. As in: power lines. (Barbed wire, too, but that’s probably another conversation.)
I keep snapping pictures of them. I know it’s springtime and the thing to do would be to photograph flowers but for me, for some reason, it’s wires. They fascinate me.
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Forget everyone you know.
Don’t abandon them, leave them, kick them to the curb (and if you do, for heaven’s sake don’t blame it on this blog post, man).
You don’t have to wish them harm or push or shove them out of your way. Just politely forget them. Just for a few minutes.
Forget about what their voices sound like or what they say, or what you imagine they might say.
Forget the Twitter chats and the Facebook postings.
Forget about what they tell you, what they don’t tell you, or what they ask of you.
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