But if stars shouldn’t shine by the very first time
Then dear it’s fine, so fine by me… cause we gave it time
But if stars shouldn’t shine by the very first time
It’s 3AM and I am yet again up writing a paper for my polisci courses- last one this time.
But, man, this paper is filled with some good stuff. It’s a paper based off the book by Marcuse called One Dimensional Man… and I keep running across theories and quotes that just blow my mind.
I’m reading one manuscript this dude wrote concerning the book’s theories and frack- this late at night, it’s still slapping me in the face:
“There is a kind of totalitarianism at work in our world.
First think of the total domination our profitable world here has over the poorest pockets of life, how we seem to be totally incapable and/or unwilling to make quantifiable changes to the situation, and/or ignorant of the gravity of the crisis.
Thus the totalitarianism is of those one fifth in the penthouse of the world over the bottom one-fifth of the world, those who are dying in the streets, working in match factories in 35 degree heat, trying to scratch out another day of food and water
while advertisements for Nike, Hollywood movies, McDonald’s and IBM flicker on the edge of their consciousness…….
The other side of this totalitarianism is the kind that is inflicted upon ourselves, by our transnational corporations. As we have more things to buy, we have to have more money to buy them, all fantastically distanced away from food, clothing and shelter and into realms of breath freshener for dogs, cleaners for the unseen places in our toilets, and automatic garage door openers.
It takes a heroic effort, after being bombarded by all kinds of advertising, not to buy things. Our main “free” entertainment, television, is loaded with direct pleas for purchasing and indirect messages about the importance of quasi-liberal sentiments emanating from television networks that are totally self-reliant on the advertising largesse of transnational corporations.
Just how effective these products are in making us happy and advancing us toward a better world is contentious, a question I force myself to think about when I purchase something.
Do I need it, or do I like it? Will this one thing I like stop me from buying more, will I be satisfied? No, because I continue to earn money to buy more things I like.
But when I am on my deathbed and look back, will I really care how white my shirts were, or how shiny my Dodge was on April 29, 1997?
I know what the answer will be, but I cannot stop buying things I like, I can only modify my needs. And when I am on my deathbed, what I think will bring me the most comfort will be thoughts of my family,
and the achievements perhaps it was the money I raised for flood victims, the completion of formal education, quitting smoking, writing a novel, painting my house, teaching children things that involved very little purchasing, but a lot of quiet thought, discipline, work and initiative, the opposite of buying and putting things in my mouth.”
Damn. but will I change? probably not. I guess capitalism ftw……..
this song has been on repeat for the last month
“And I would give all this and heaven too, I would give it all
if only for a moment that I could just understand
the meaning of the word you see…
Cause I’ve been scrawling it forever, but it never makes sense to me”
Wandered around a nearby state park today with the moms for Mother’s Day.
It was nice chillin… just me and her- I don’t do that nearly enough.
She’s such an amazing little lady… Haha how can someone so little have such a big heart.
I love mah mama
Actually Rockin Verticals
Just chillin around
like ice cream fillin and now
are you fillin that soun,
of the ice truck comin to town?
Keepin cooler than most
with a vanilla cream, creamy and moist
and I’ll give you a choice
to call me Henry or…. Joyce?
Wait, what—? No don’t call me Joyce.
Lol; but yeeeeee happy 80 degrees and it’s finally time for the weekend yall!
(Ben Sherman buttondown// Ray-Ban wayfarers// Sperry Topsider boatshoes// photos Jinu)
Stay ice cream chillin,
It’s seriously summa today
Calvin and Hobbes
I think sometimes we get caught up in taking life and ourselves just a tad too, too seriously- at least I know I’ve caught myself doing that a bit more recently. But life is more than the furrowed brows and self-consumed thoughts, right?
…And that actually was the thought-process behind the makings of this blog… a take on fashion that involves kicks and giggles (but more on that in a later post).
I took a road less traveled back home the other day, and traversed it as a young boy should. It’s fun sometimes to jump and stomp around- arms flailing, letting my limbs fly about as they feel free to.
Calvin: “It’s a magical world, Hobbes ol’ buddy… let’s go exploring!”
(JCrew hunting-hat// Cotton-on patched// JCrew necktie// Wild youth-soul// photos Jinu)
This was the most fun shoot so far…
Off screen there passed by a couple of kids and some couples, gawking at my ridiculous stomping around and roaring about- a grown 25 year old pretending to be from where the wild things are lol.
Summer’s closing in and life is good, Maurice!
Holy crap it’s May already…………..??
Didn’t we just start April?
Damn this year is freakin flying by
Up in Hingham, MA for the weekend for some work… And got to experience this beaut by the Hingham Shipyard.
Stepping around boats and seeing the sun setting on the calmed out waters made me want to be a fisherman….
Or at least just a bum who laid out by the sea all day.