Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pedestrian Walkway

What's more immature, someone drawing a penis on a man painted on a bridge, or taking a picture of it and posting it for all to see:

I'm not sure I've ever really foreshadowed on this site before, or if what I'm about to do right here even counts as foreshadowing at all. It's more like informing, since I think foreshadowing is a bit more nuanced.

There's a piece inside me that I'm trying to get out. I mean, a piece of writing. I found myself writing it in my head as I ran errands today, but the writing process being what it is, just because it seems great in your head doesn't mean it comes out coherently when you first try to put it on the page.

I'm not sure if it's more of a rant or a manifesto. Come to think of it, besides the Unabomber and Marx (and Engels, we mustn't forget Engels), are there any other manifestos out there? But I digress (imagine that).

So I gots this thing in my head, and I'm beginning to slowly extract it. It's actually reminding me of my school writing, or just my writing process in general. I find that sometimes I just have to literally push the shit out of my head. I mean, it's like I know what I'm writing is crap, and I know I'm not going to use those words or phrases, yet I have to get it out on the page (I guess I mean the screen) so I can physically look at it and see that it's crap so I can commence to write something a little less crappy.

Now mind you, I'm not promising you anything exciting or riveting here (of course, if you think what I write is exciting or riveting that would be greatly appreciated), but it's more about me being somewhat satisfied with the final product. When I'll have this little ditty (Why couldn't it have been the Unabomber Ditty? I know it really wasn't a "ditty" in that it didn't tell a story, but why not?)...crap, I forgot what I was going to say once I got finished with the parenthetical bit. Therein lies the dangers of getting off track. That, and people dying (you know, the ones in the trains that people refer to when they say that something's going off track yet they never think about those innocent people, unless they're one of those prison trains full of prisoners, unless some of those prisoners are actually innocent but are stuck in prison because DNA evidence didn't exist at the time they were convicted, but I think this train and all it's passengers, be they prisoners or pensioners is really off track).

In short, stay tuned for a little something more by me that will most likely not live up to all this hype I've given it. Hell, it may not even be as long as this here post, I reckon.


  1. escherichia, I think you may need to go back on your meds.

  2. @ EC: Remember, AG said (about writing), "first thought, best thought."

    @ MS, my mom always said, "If you don't have anything nice to say, then you should keep your mouth shut."


  3. Thank you LJ, but do you mean Allen Ginsberg, Al Gore, or Amy Grant?

    I have the thoughts down, it's just pushing the words around until they're in the right order to get the thoughts out in some reasonable fashion.

  4. no, i meant al green,

    of *course* i meant ginsberg.

  5. Thanks for posting the 'immature' photo. That and your comment had me laughing out loud.

    Looking forward to more deep thoughts.

  6. Thank you!

    Thoughts you'll get, deep or otherwise.