sweat a cold, yellow slime, of hostile people – 334/366

What makes me sweat?

Well, exercise. DUH!

I also get to that point just a smidgen before you can feel your pores release a sweat when I teeter on any edge….

those life alter edges of of decisions, or indecision, of change, of anger.  Or love, and joy – extremes at a some sort of emotional asterisk (as opposed to continuum because some are not exact opposites, though related opposites… picture the words; love, hate fear, anger, joy, peace, sad, and happy (or substitute your own) on the symbol below.

“I’ve had enough of these streets that sweat a cold, yellow slime, of hostile people, of crying myself to sleep every night. I’ve had enough of thinking, enough of remembering.”
~ Jean Rhys, Good Morning, Midnight

 

 

divided like a million stars in the night sky – 330/366 (catch up)

I really wish_______

that the bitterness from both sides of the aisle after the 2016 USA election would be over and done with.  I am sick of the whining… on both sides.

“I once had a dreams of becoming a beautiful poet, but upon an unfortunate series of events some of those dreams dashed and divided like a million stars in the night sky that I wished on over and over again, sparkling and broken.”
~ Lana Del Rey

 

 

equal parts irritation and cooperation – 329/366

Who is my best friend?

I don’t know that I have a firm grasp on what having a best friend is. With the people who have been in my life and who’ve met some sort of nebulous criteria for that have all ended up not fulfilling the mission (and alternately, I have decided that I can’t meet their criteria). I consider myself, however, to be rich with friends…. friends that serve in a variety of levels of friendly intimacy.

But I am sitting here typing this up and wondering, what is a best friend? I think I would define it as someone who I feel reciprocates a certain kind of loyalty… but I am looking around and wondering if that is just not how it works. If there is some nebulous chemistry between people which sets the stage for a type of bonding that is more permanent than temporary?

“That was our friendship: equal parts irritation and cooperation.”
~ Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children