Wednesday, June 21, 2006
On Being Alive
“you are alive”
and walking two feet
above the ground
moving me and everyone
She told me:
“when you leave here I want
you to feel that feeling in your
gut – that twinge that says ‘oh
yes, life is great, and
it’s amazing to be alive!’
I want you to know I
think you’re amazing
I want you to know you
But most importantly
I want you to feel that
aliveness in you.”
Can you believe she’s my wife now?
The nymph, reluctantly, agrees to the order from Zeus (who would not?), but, by a mixture of sweetness and unearthly promises she attempts to persuade Odysseus to choose to remain with her. She is, after all, a beautiful goddess.
Thy heart might settle in this scene of ease,
And e’en these slighted charms might learn to please.
A willing goddess, and immortal life,
Might banish from my mind an absent wife.
Am I inferior to a mortal dame?
Odysseus turns her down:
Loved and adored, O goddess as thou art,
Forgive the weakness of a human heart.
Though well I see thy graces far above
The dear, though mortal, object of my love,
Of youth eternal well the difference know,
Yet every day, while absent thus I roam,
I languish to return and die at home.
Odysseus then heads out on the ocean in a raft in order to continue his quest to return to his lovely Penelope, his wonderful mortal wife.
Treat your wife this same way. Let her know that you would brave the ocean, storms, Cyclops, nymphs, and whatever the Gods would throw in your face to be at her side. Let her know that she means that much to you.
A common trait exists between guys married to women such as this. Without divulging too much by way of detail, the essence of it is found in the recognition of a timeless experience (mine was on a jetty during the first "date" while she was in a red dress; we kissed for what felt like an eternity without noticing anyone around us), clarity, and awareness of shared characterists (often not physical).
I'm happy for you. And I really mean that.
She still doesn't enjoy the majority of what I listen to, which gives me such delight.
Am I wrong? Am I right? Am I black? Am I white?
Just ask Segue Segue Sputnik.
PS The anonymity of the vorld vide veb is not strong enough to keep likeminded energies apart, let alone those who were destined to be together. I expect mucho photos from the O/S experience, ja?
Not to sound a bit like professor Stuffy with all this Greek stuff lately, but this sounds a bit like Aristophanes speech in Plato's Symposium.
(You know, the four legged human being split in half looking for the other half of their soul, hence “soul mate”).