God tumblr. You could be so cool if I just had the time and gall to update you a little more. I guess I’m just a man of few words.
It is vomit to be and to be
pink concentric lines
bisected by brown over and over and over and over and over
on that common threads patagonia jacket
stitched into the fabric at large without consent of the individual thread
it’s my only respite-pillow for now
“made in vietnam”
because i can’t shut my eyes at 1:35 pm
capitalism abhors an afternoon napper
but i see the lines lines lines
the lines lines lines in everything
i will be there, too
a dog always/usually returns to his vomit
T’oros Roslin Gospels
T’oros Roslin (Armenian, active 1256-1268)
The Walters Art Museum
An anonymous author’s novel written on the walls of an abandoned house in Chongqing, China
Over a year ago I wrote this on my poster board in prismacolor marker and stood out in the rain, except the caption said “save classics at Ualbany.” It was a battle lost, but when administrators say “cut back” students and faculty must say “fight back.” Since October 2010 numerous language professors have been sacked, including a Cambridge and Yale alumnus with 44 years of service. The courses have been removed from the computer. Tonight, while writing a paper, I had to translate some latin out of a medieval chronicle. It was both humbling and cathartic and made me want to drop what I was doing and play on photoshop. The image is rendered from a bust of Emperor Caligula in the Met.
…I know what we need to do.
Captain America obviously has many feels about being on a butt.
I can’t tell if this image that I’ve been seeing all over the internet is meant to be so patronizing, but I still dig it. I’ve got two gripes. First, it seems a little tongue and cheek to encapsulate these instructions in a check list. Second, the word “care” suggests that introversion requires exceptional considerations and that’s really not the case. Putting those on the shelf, I think this text makes a nice point and does so respectfully. I’m all about increasing awareness for things that affect me.
I don’t have answers about how useful it is to label people “introvert” or “extrovert.” Let’s face it though, we live in a society that needs to put labels on things and categorize us; that’s not always a bad thing, it helps us find out who we are and it lets us weigh our differences and similarities in relation to “self” and “other.” I’m sure that everyone factors in the introvert/extrovert scale somewhere if we draw a big line and fill it with tick marks.
I know that I have referred to myself as an introvert in the past, and I’d be lying if I said I spent most of my time outside my own mind. I’m quiet; not shy, just quiet. And yet my job requires a large amount of public speaking each day. I like staying home, but I go out when I have time to go out, and I look forward to it.
Personally, I have skin too thick to be emotionally affected by any of the violations of this checklist for more than a couple of minutes. (Then again I am not a mere man; I am steel covered with rawhide.) But I know people who would really feel happier and more comfortable in their own skin if more abrasive and “social” people just took a moment to consider the other (introverted?) person’s feelings before leaping into the foray.
The more I look at the list, which initially spoke to me and prompted me to write this, the sillier it looks. I defended the use of labels earlier, but now I’m wondering something. Apart from point 12, how does anything on this list differ from the way in which you should treat an extrovert? It seems to me like it’s more of a discourse on manners and being kind to your fellow human. And seriously, let me observe first in new situations.