Thursday, December 17, 2015

Living in Stereo

life's the same i'm moving in stereo
life's the same except for my shoes
life's the same you're shaking like tremolo
life's the same it's all inside you

it's so easy to blow up your problems
it's so easy to play up your breakdown
it's so easy to fly through a window
it's so easy to fool with the sound

it's so tough to get up
it's so tough
it's so tough to live up
it's so tough on you


FreeThinke said...

"... Just at this moment, somehow or other, they began to run.

"Alice never could quite make out, in thinking it over afterwards, how it was that they began: all she remembers is, that they were running hand in hand, and the Queen went so fast that it was all she could do to keep up with her: and still the Queen kept crying ‘Faster! Faster!’ but Alice felt she could not go faster, though she had not breath left to say so.

"The most curious part of the thing was, that the trees and the other things round them never changed their places at all: however fast they went, they never seemed to pass anything. ‘I wonder if all the things move along with us?’ thought poor puzzled Alice. And the Queen seemed to guess her thoughts, for she cried, ‘Faster! Don’t try to talk!’

"Not that Alice had any idea of doing that. She felt as if she would never be able to talk again, she was getting so much out of breath: and still the Queen cried ‘Faster! Faster!’ and dragged her along. ‘Are we nearly there?’ Alice managed to pant out at last.

"‘Nearly there!’ the Queen repeated. ‘Why, we passed it ten minutes ago! Faster!’ And they ran on for a time in silence, with the wind whistling in Alice’s ears, and almost blowing her hair off her head, she fancied.

‘Now! Now!’ cried the Queen. ‘Faster! Faster!’ And they went so fast that at last they seemed to skim through the air, hardly touching the ground with their feet, till suddenly, just as Alice was getting quite exhausted, they stopped, and she found herself sitting on the ground, breathless and giddy.

"The Queen propped her up against a tree, and said kindly, ‘You may rest a little now.’

"Alice looked round her in great surprise. ‘Why, I do believe we’ve been under this tree the whole time! Everything’s just as it was!’

"‘Of course it is,’ said the Queen, ‘what would you have it?’ ..."

~ Lewis Carroll - Through the Looking Glass

Gert said...

Wow! Martin Shkreli perhaps not 'just doing what businesses should do'.

Since as it would be unfair to condemn the charged man, all I can say is 'hope he's guilty as sin!'

FreeThinke said...

_______ TOWARD SERENITY _______

The secret to combatting ADD

Lies in taking one thing you think great

Into splendid isolation where no sounds

Or sights assault the senses with distractions;

Concentrate on learning to ignore

Stray thoughts and wayward influences crude.

Self-discipline becomes its own reward.

Examine only one thing at a time
Pop Culture we must come to recognize

As the enemy of Reason and good work.

Learn to cherish silence so you can

Listen to your heart and see within.

Monasticism may seem too austere
But retreating from the world pays dividends.

It deepens your perceptions as it hones

Improvement in your character and views
And aids in helping you learn to eschew

The tawdriness that saps your strength, and then

Impoverishes every part of you.

~ FreeThinke

Joe Conservative said...

Martin Shrekeli is my hero. IMO, he isn't the problem. The patent and "intellectual property" enforcers are.

Joe Conservative said...

@FT - Would that we all had the strength of discipline...