I am enamored with the aspects
you choose to share. Such beauty transcends your
physical glory and
what you believe to be the
flaws of your mind.
Who am I to place the ideal of
Why should you carry this burden?
I see what you want the world to know, but seek
that which you would hide.
I know myself;
if I could only beg the same from this
mirrors your steps.
Haunts my dreams.
your triumphs, your plans
would be a nourishing nectar.
Would that I could do the same
for you. Be the same
for you. Prostrate myself
I am at a loss, yet cannot cease blabbering in the radiance
of your complexity; the glory
of your authenticity.
Be a balm for the lonely hearts; always.
Know that you brought this man to
slit his wrists and pour forth a
Flashback Friday: The Long Ships – Review
Röde Orm by Frans G. Bengtsson
Published in 1941 and 1945, first published in English in 1943 as The Long Ships
Michael Meyer translation
Genre: Adventure saga
“Along the coast the people lived together in villages, partly to be sure of food, that they might not depend entirely on the luck of their own catch, and partly for the greater security; for ships rounding the Skanian peninsula often sent marauding parties ashore, both in the spring, to replenish cheaply their stock of fresh meat for the westward voyage, and in the winter, if they were returning empty-handed from unsuccessful wars.”
The Long Ships is an epic that would feel welcome on a mahogany bookshelf sitting between Beowulf and TheOdyssey. At least, that’s my understanding. I’ve never read Beowulf and it has been years since I read TheOdyssey so I kind of have to take people…
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I once had a friend who was a firm believer in astrology, so she was proud to inform me that I am a Virgo since I was born on the 22nd of September (which is also the fictional birthday of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, so shout out to them); the symbol for Virgo is the maiden, or virgin, and I don’t think that she realized how accurate that is. Yes, I am a 26-year-old virgin (now the Hobbit reference makes sense, right?); I’m sure questions are running through your mind about how this could come about, and I hope to give some insight into the choices I have made throughout my life, some of which may surprise you. Don’t worry, the featured image is simply an allusion to the most famous of virgins; there won’t be any preaching in this post.
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Song: “Every Stone”
Artist: Manchester Orchestra
Album: Hope (2014)
It is a strange thing to look around and come to the realization you are alone; it is even more strange to comprehend that you don’t mind it being this way. But how did you get here? Did everyone leave you, or was it a slow process of elimination until you were the only one left? Isolation can be comforting, especially for introverts, but is it healthy? At what point does cynicism overrule optimism and force you to accept your isolation? They say that hindsight is 20/20, so let’s take a look back at how this came to be, and what it means to be alone.