There is society, where none intrudes

The other day I did it. 'It' being going for a healthy walk into the heart of nature... I didn't quite reach the destination I had in mind - a beautiful lake in the middle of nowhere - because I went the wrong way and instead found myself in the midst of an eerie swamp... Continue Reading →

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Shallow Waters Don’t Always Run Deep

Does your mind sing to you? Does it serenade your every movement? Does it give a theme tune to your thoughts? Does it play... with your emotions, reflecting how you're feeling in its choice of inner soundtrack? Does it give you music as you go about your daily this and that like a soundtrack to... Continue Reading →

Why do People Say that, Do that, Be that…?

One of the questions which has invariably gotten me into trouble in life usually begins with a - Why do people...? This question doesn't always get me into trouble, it depends on how I ask it... problem is I often ask it the same way and that way includes a genuine desire to know the... Continue Reading →

Answering Questions About People

I've done a post on - Answering Questions About Narcissists - and one on - Answering Questions About Capricorn - so I thought I'd do one on something which both of those have in common - they're people. Now I know there are those who would prefer to think of Narcissists and Capricorns as not... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Thinking Less of Yourself…

. The concept of 'Radical Authenticity' both excites me and makes me groan... It excites me because... when people are just themselves as they are (which is always a challenge because we're often taught to fear who we are as we are and hide it), let it all hang out however awkward, weird, strange, and... Continue Reading →

The Trump Card

There's a lot of talk online about a certain fellow named Donald Trump... There was a bit of a discussion about him last night offline in my home... Usually when people start talking about Trump I switch off. If its online I simply click away, if its offline my ears do that thing which certain... Continue Reading →

Relationships are ‘Easy’…

You don't know me... even if you think you do - you don't. Seriously... I know I do deadpan and it can be hard to know when I'm being serious and when I'm only pretending to be serious, laughing and smiling behind a tight lipped expression... but... don't argue with me about this because I'm... Continue Reading →

Tales from Narcville: his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.” ― Miguel de Cervantes . There are times in life when being out of your mind is exactly where you need to be. Get out of the box (which is what those teenagers in... Continue Reading →

Never Wear Yellow… unless you want to be a target

It was the first time, and it wouldn’t be the last... ... time that I thought it was the first time. . . Never wear yellow unless you want to be a target... ... for every insect in your garden - this is what I've learned from my brief foray into a wearing a colour I... Continue Reading →

The B Team

. “Modern man has transformed himself into a commodity; he experiences his life energy as an investment with which he should make the highest profit, considering his position and the situation on the personality market. He is alienated from himself, from his fellow men and from nature. His main aim is profitable exchange of his... Continue Reading →

Why Do People Complain?

I have to confess that when other people start complaining I tend to make a hasty exit if I can. If I can't make an exit and have to stick around I'll space out and play a - let's analyse what this person is really saying or doing by saying - game, which can be... Continue Reading →

Tangled in Apophenia’s Web

. Who is Apohpenia and what is this web she weaves which can entangle us? We're all Apophenia at times. We're all weavers of webs which entangle, and in which we get entangled. We are atoms seeking to make connections between and with other atoms, creating worlds, realities, meaning, as we do. A spark glistens... Continue Reading →

What type of people are you most attracted to now?

. Change is a natural part of life. Sometimes it is for the better, sometimes for the worse, sometimes its ambiguous and we're not really sure whether it's good or bad or neutral. It just happens and that's that. We may try to fight it, or we may try to force it... I've been trying... Continue Reading →

Narcissists – What’s the Attraction?

Why are we attracted to Narcissists? If you read enough articles about Narcissists... about how awful, how fake, how mean and nasty, how ugly, how evil, monstrous, and abusive they are... how they lie, cheat, steal, ignore, dismiss, invalidate, treat others like shit then dump them, discard them like a used hankerchief, or keep them... Continue Reading →

To Be With Him or To Be Him… what’s this attraction truly about?

"It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives." - Clint Eastwood . Ah, fictional characters! So easy to fall in love with, to love, and never have to deal with any of the icky, sticky, and tricky side of love. They're so reliable, always there for you,... Continue Reading →

The Laws, Rules, and Usual Mistakes of Attraction

. I find myself incredibly attracted to an idea, which has the potential to be both a wonderful opportunity and a (or an) usual mistake... which is it? Could it be both? Whenever I am in the grip of an attraction, either to a person or an idea, or even better - a person who... Continue Reading →

The Gilded Caged

. "Preheat oven. Remove sleeve and film. Place on a baking tray in centre of oven until golden brown and piping hot. Allow to stand for one minute." - ye cooking instructions for the bird in ye gilded cage. . Have you ever felt as though... You should have said No when you said Yes...... Continue Reading →

Tales from Narcville – Stop Censoring Yourself, and other self-editing problems

Someone whose opinion I value... because... well, amongst other things, they've weathered the storm that is par for the course in the process of getting to know me... recently told me that I should stop editing myself so much. I agree, you're right, I'm trying... and that can be very trying! I'm not an easy... Continue Reading →

What is Love?

What is love? Do you know what love is? Can love be defined? . . What's the first thought or feeling which pops into your mind or heart when you think about love? Or who is the first person who comes to mind or heart? Is it someone else? Are you allowed to love them?... Continue Reading →

What is Beauty? What is Ugly?

What is beauty? They (you know, those they that say things) say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder... ... and when they say that we all tend to nod as though we know exactly what they mean, but what do they mean exactly? If I see something beautiful, is it really beautiful... Continue Reading →

What if who you are and who you wish for you to be met?

Just once... I'd like to answer one of the Daily Post's prompts properly... (maybe you wish I'd do that too... I don't know, I can't focus on your wishes when I'm too distracted by the flashing lights and blaring horns of mine) The me who wishes that isn't the me who writes my posts... so... Continue Reading →

What is Intelligence?

What is intelligence? Is that a stupid question? . . If you spend enough time surfing online, you'll come across lots of references to the intelligent and the stupid, often in a versus scenario which evokes Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur, Celebrity Death Match or some other surreal version of the human tendency to make everything... Continue Reading →

What is Identity?

What is identity? Is it who you are? Who are you? Can you define your identity? Can you do it in one sentence? With one word? Even the dictionary definition can't define identity in one sentence or one word: . . I had an idea of what identity was in a generalised meaning until I... Continue Reading →

What is a Narcissist?

What is a Narcissist? What do you think a narcissist is? Do you know a narcissist? Are you sure that the person who you think is a narcissist is actually a narcissist? What is your definition of a narcissist which you use to classify whether someone is or is not a narcissist? According to a... Continue Reading →

What is the Truth?

  Thank you to hippie7girl for inspiring this series - Some Sort of Series. . . What is the truth? Does the dictionary definition do it justice or is it a skeleton which can only be fleshed out by each of us individually? What is your definition of the truth? And does your definition of... Continue Reading →

Want Doesn’t Get…

What does want not get? What does Want lack in the way of understanding? Or am I misunderstanding what this - Want doesn't get - means? I heard this the other day while minding my own business, but it was said so loudly and emphatically that it made itself my business whether I wanted it... Continue Reading →

The Benefits and Risks of Turning 40

Before I launch into another long post where I talk all about myself, and verbally masturbate until I selfishly orgasm, I'd like to say... Thank you very much to the wonderful person who inspired this post, our conversations mean a lot to me... I'm not going to make you take the blogging stage, but if... Continue Reading →

Sicksteen Candles Burning Down the House…

Can you remember who you were when you were sixteen? Do you want to remember that version of yourself? How much is your memory of the you of then coloured by who you are now, what you know now... about yourself, others, your life, the world? . . It's strange, isn't it, the way we... Continue Reading →

I’m Not Expecting You to LIKE Me…

When I first started interacting online using Social Media... I was terrified. I was terrified mainly because... I'm a natural lurker. . . Lurkers don't like to expose themselves in any way, shape or form. Yes, we know someone is always watching... we hope we're too insignificant to be worth being watched too closely by... Continue Reading →

Swimming Upstream in the Mainstream

If you were to write a book in which you told the story of your life - What would the name of your memoir be? That question caught my eye while I was wandering aimlessly on Buzzfeed. I enjoy taking silly quizzes, as it can be an insightful and fun way of getting to know... Continue Reading →

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