Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stay hungry

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It’s easy to get distracted and keep busy. Before you know it decades have gone by. Your dreams have faded. As you face the mirror you remember your younger self indignant that you will never come to this point when you are forced to admit that this is as good as it will ever get.


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Funny, I’m sure I’m not the only one to fool himself into thinking that he could spend his way to salvation. That, rid of the alleged evil and excess of material concerns, the flight of the spirit comes automatic.


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Luckily, I rarely delude myself with such false, pursed-lip satisfaction.


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Oh, but to be content. What does it mean, to be happy?


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I still maintain that happiness is a byproduct of other things, not a goal. We are lucky who have the luxury to look back and savor things that have passed. Free of illusion.


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Others say it is a curse: the inability to keep on moving forward. Change, constant innovation, the quest for the ever-new. I say poor driverless train, poor passengers who do not know that tracks end right at the mouth of the cliff.


Pullover, Gap
Shirt, Uniqlo +J
Trousers, Uniqlo
Boots, Dr Martens, thrifted
Belt from an Italian market
Panterella bracelet, Bosquejo


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