summaparker

a comprehensive investigation of a skewed psyche.

Month: August, 2014

Armchair Critic… Drinking Buddies

It can be captivating watching paint dry. It all depends on the painter, and the art being created. Drinking Buddies, a recent addition to Netflix is a film that shares similar aspects. Similar in the slow pace of the film, intriguing, on its craftsmanship and realistic storytelling. Drinking Buddies Carefully weaves a story, that expertly captures the dynamics of friendship bordering on romance, and that confusing time in life we encounter in our late twenties and early thirties. A critical, uncertain time, when high school and college have come and gone, and what you decide about career, lifestyle, and relationships impacts significantly the rest of your life.

For what it’s worth. The Three Foot Rule.

The three foot rule is used by a wide variety of people facing situations that are especially, frightening, overwhelming, or just plain baffling to a specific individual, group, or an entire society. The concept is simple concentrate on what is going on right in front of you, strip away the fear of what may happen in the future, or even in the next five minutes, and base your immediate actions on what you feel is right, or necessary in achieving your goals. This concept and practice is not new. Varying degrees of this practice have had a profound influence on individuals, and entire societies, since the dawn of man.

With the state of the world today, especially things such as; Gaza, Ferguson, The Systematic Stripping of Second Amendment Rights, School Shootings, Police Brutality, Militarization of Law Enforcement, Murder, and a whole bunch of other shit, I find myself overwhelmed, confused, angry, and powerless. By implementing my version of this rule in my daily life, I am able to better deal with the world’s chaos. For me specifically, the implementation of this rule involves the gathering of as much information, from as many different sources that I have access to, and making my next decision based on that information. The action in some cases, or the lack of action in others, helps me to feel that I am trying to be a part of the solution (as I see it), and not part of the problem..

Amen.

You never plan it,
but you get weary,
slugging it out everyday,
trying to digest information,
at a million miles and hour.

In your weakness you realize,
all you have wasted:
time.
health.
hope
happiness.
peace.

They say.
no such thing
as too late,
or monsters.

There is however,
too little too late.
Life’s meaning
burning itself
on its ear.

And there it lies –
the heart of the matter…

The deepest mystery and
where to stick the knife.

No one is in charge.
No one to accept the responsibility
for all this madness.

Just a big tumbling vat
of emptiness.
Absolutely none the wiser, and
worse for the wear…

Chattering monkeys
with Facebook pages,
lost in space…

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