Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Choices


I am unapologetically unreasonable about a number of things. I believe in endless options and possibilities. I still believe that I can fit everything I care about into a backpack, move to a new city, and start over. To me most people and things can be replaced. I think of clothing as a costume and myself as a work in progress. Can I keep evolving and have the comfort of stability or will I be old and alone surrounded by my costumes and my memories?


Blogger walypala said...

Shedding your belongings every now and then is insanely liberating.

Things can be replaced, and you are right, changing your costume and reinvention is one of life's most endearing joys.

But people: nurture them. They are the mirror to all of your changes and if they love you they will only reflect love. And honesty.

And the best thing is they don't have to be replaced. You can up and leave and they will be there when you get back or they'll pop by one day or they'll help you out in a time of dire need.

Live in a backpack but cherish people and you'll have more than costumes to share your memories with.


3:28 AM  
Blogger Anomie-Atlanta said...

You are a wise man.

9:31 AM  
Blogger kapgar said...

I need you to help me move out of my office and into my new one. Care to travel?

10:35 AM  
Blogger Mad Ethel said...

I try to remind myself that at any given moment I could be left with nothing but the clothes on my back.

That's probably why I don't have the first painting on my wall or one single knick-knack.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Kludge77 said...

I don't have too many things. I say it's because I want to live simply, but in reality I'm just too much in debt, paying off the other things that are long gone.

3:22 PM  
Blogger James said...

As someone who has picked and moved thousands of miles across this country numerous time, I have to agree with Mr.Scott. My most treasured things are the people that I 've been honored to spend a portion of time with, even if I were to never touch a guitar again(would be like losing a limb), I would continue to nurture my relationships.

Even when I feel like I have nothing, knowing my friends and sister are around I feel know I have so much more

6:47 PM  

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