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minnesota_chris Hi, Pipedream. What is the favorite blathe you've written? 030314
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pipedream i've got a page! i've got a page! *sniff*
wow!
hehe sorry

my favourite blather performance, so to speak, is definitely the one for shall_we_dance...came straight from the heart :)

what about you?
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pipedream i think i will just stare at this page 'o mine and grin like a silly fool.
yes, i think i will.
*me hangs up a paper lantern*
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pipedream hassan says that that guy's got those amazing broad shoulders because he hasn't got a trapezius muscle.
hey, whatever works ;)
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monolith hmm .. .hassan should know that its not having a trapezius muscle that makes you hott .. its the lack of it !!! 030315
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Dafremen Ok pipedream, here goes.

I keep getting these emails at my hotmail account. They're of an extremely personal nature and what's disturbing is that they're from complete strangers. My question is:

How did all of these people find out that my penis needs enlarging? (You don't think it was that one girl from the summer of 89 do ya?)
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minnesota_chris hey, you, this isn't ask_minnesota_chris.

I liked what you wrote there too. I've blathed on about 250 "words". Plus the words like "prawd" that I've blathed on, that aren't showing up on my word list. Sometimes I've blathed several times on a certain word. So let's say about 400 entries, plus about 15 with an alter ego, usually when I'm wacked out or cranky.

Usually I just comment on something that I found wonderful, or awful, or silly. Boring stuff.

I like the silly stuff I wrote under haunt, ot, prawd, someone_give_me_a_grant_to_invent, window, poor, minneapolis, state_of_the_union, blather_church. The rest I could pitch, if I was having a blather_rummage_sale.
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pipedream dafreman: the same people who tell me mine needs enlarging, only i'm a girl. tee hee. sliight problem, no? :D

minnesota_chris: hehe...how's this for a word: gorp . it means to generally shovel into your mouth, gobble up, eat. my newest invention. *grin*
i like prawd. whaddit mean?
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pipedream jabberwocky is pure, 100% delight...even roald dahl can't beat it, and roald dahl is the daddy of literature this side of the 1900s

who else except carroll can invent a fantastic word like 'mimble' and be famous forever?

j.k rowling uses 'mimblewimble' in the first harry potter book, when hagrid intimidates the living daylights out of the putrid uncle whatisname dursley..."ah, shut up dursley,yah great prune!" one of my favourite bits, that...*satisfied grin*
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pipedream hey minnestoa_chris, lets have a blather_rummage_sale here, on this page...

gorp for sale! gorp for sale!
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minnesota_chris but gorp is already being used... here in Minnesota it means Good old Raisins and Peanuts, or possibly Granola, Oatmeal, Raisins, Peanuts. Trail mix, what you eat when you are camping.

Prawd. Somebody else created that word. I wrote... well, go look what I wrote!
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pipedream gorp is a word? *stricken expression*
oh no! how sad! i feel like a plagiarist now! (well, not really since i didn't know, but for histronics' sake hee hee)

i saw the prawd entry...hehe..what's a GED? forgive my ignorance :D
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cube Please tell me, what does "that's the cranberries" mean?
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megan GED=General Education Diploma 030317
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minnesota_chris If you fail high school, but return and study, you can get the equivalent of a diploma, called a G.E.D. It's about the equivalent of being able to read and write and do simple math. 030317
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minnesota_chris ok, new question. Without turning your head, look around the room and find the object that says the most about you. Describe it, and why. 030317
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pipedream "that's the cranberries" means its from a cranberries song...star, to be precise

oh, so thaaaat's what a G.E.D is...we don't have those here. Good thing you got one, minnesota_chris :)

hm. i'm sitting in front of a computer at the university right now, so the object du jour would have to be my messenger bag, its sitting in front of me...it's black, kind-of leather and has a biker-chick strap...bigass buckle, copper-rimmed shoelace holes kind of things in the strap and bulging with mysterious things. plus its got a funny koosh kind of keychain wearing a red hat tilted at the brim and a pair of sunglasses, lol...so that'd be me, a little offbeat, a little tough, a little unpredictable...no wait, ante up the unpredictable factor *lol*
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pipedream The Cow Song
(new lyrics are welcome)

I am cow, hear me moo
I weigh twice as much as you
And I look good on the barbecue
Yougurt, curd, cream milk and butter
All from liquids from my udder
I am cow, I am cow, hear me moo!

i am cow, eating grass
methane gas comes out my ass
and from my muzzle when i belch!
and the ozone layer is thinner
from the outcome of my dinner
i am cow, i am cow, hear me moo

the rest, later :D
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minnesota_chris *applauds* that was marvelous. 030317
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pipedream saave tooniigghhttt, fight the break of dawnnn
coomee tomorrowww
tomorrowi'llbegone

i've forgotten what i wanted to say.
the cow song's two lyrics- the ones up there- are part of a real song. the other lyrics that i'll post when i get around to doing it were invented by me.
*copyright ding ding*

aaja mery vairey sohni, chadd de mahiwal -- punjabi rock song, that..quite fun
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monolith yknow .. ive been singing that all the time .. i still dont know what it means ... . help.. 030319
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pipedream har har..it means leave romeo and come over to my side, babe

Stop The War.
Stop The War.
Stop The War.
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minnesota_chris am I in love with you? Or annoyed? I keep confusing the two... 030319
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pipedream there is a thin line between love and hate- so 'they', whoever 'they' is- say...so you very well may be both. generally people shouldn't annoy you if you couldn't care less about them.
sad thing, though- usually we do, even about strangers and weirdos and stalkers. chains of sorts, having to care about what people think. personally, i hover between throwing caution to the winds and what we call prudence. spontaneity wins most times, though.
life is too short to think about what that guy over there will think if you walk around barefoot.
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pipedream some insect's bitten me and my nose, of all things, has been itchy as hell since yesterday.
mercifully, nothing rudolph could identify with, but still. rather iffy.

i couldn't go to a peace rally yesterday and am most upset. i think i'll make one of my own instead :)
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monolith rise and shine lil tree monkey . . .big day ahead :) 030321
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pipedream heh heh
yesterday i climbed a tree and sat on a high branch, up in the leaves and breeze and read a book. i haven't climbed a tree for a long time, it was the bestest fun. i think i'll do it again today, and play volleyball too. smacked my arms pink, but it was worth it- i think i'm getting better.

i don't have much to say right now. :)
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sylphide I really like the cow song! *applause*
Just had to say it :)
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monolith im confused i went thru a whole day and nothing happened. . 030322
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pipedream thanky abt the cow song :) i'll post the other lyrics someday, right now we're waiting for the lab guy to fix the PC so we can get on with editing this commercial my media art group shot day before...'twas real good fun, hopefully they'll turn out brilliant :D 030324
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brain stew khekhe for animal_magnetism 030328
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brain stew khekhe for animalmagnetism 030328
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minnesota_chris tell us about where you live, and what you like about it. 030328
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pipedream i live in a city that's dirty and noisy and cultured and green and brimming at the seams with life, art, rickshaws. i wouldn't want to live anywhere else; the only equivalent i find to it is manhattan- the same buzz in the air. i've been living here for eleven years. i could live somewhere else if i had to, but i'd miss home a lot.

what about everyone else?
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minnesota_chris Make a new word... call it "home" or "my_city" or something... and ask everyone what their city is like. 030331
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Dafremen Pipedream

I'm eating crackers for breakfast every morning. The problem is, they aren't my crackers and it's 6:00PM PST. What's wrong with my internal clock and...are there any health risks associated with dunking Saltines in milk? (Besides the obvious one of my getting pummeled by my neighbor if he catches me stealing his crackers)
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minnesota_chris Dear PipeDream,

My nose feels like it's going to fall off. Has your nose ever fallen off and, if so, what did you do about it?
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pipedream Don't dunk Saltines, dunk Chips Ahoy- the finer points in life deserve appreciation. Oreos are getting to blah to dunk anyway. And nobody will kill your for stealing Saltines, they're too insignificant in the cookie hierarchy.

My nose turns Rudolph and falls off every year around October. I just grow a new one ;)
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pipedream i am cow, smoking grass
great big puffs inhaled so fast
oh this rush is great, i hope it lasts

and my head is getting lighter
and disco lights much brighter
i am cow, i am cow
smoking grass
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Piso Mojado do you still swim? 030422
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cube What would you like to be asked?
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pipedream 'course i swim! i get all shiny just thinking of the pool...*grin* i'm going to start in a few weeks now, hooray...want a new swimsuit, though.

ask me anything, i didn't make this blather - which is actually the best part of it. hehe.
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bible humper lookin for a T what did ezekiel mean when he said the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal 030423
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Dafremen Why doesn't the Gospel according to John contain any reference to the First Communion during the Last Supper? Was John sleeping? Did he get up and go to the bathroom? And would the almighty later trust his Revelations for the future to someone who would forget to record something as important as the First Communion? Furthermore, why would a humble, giving man like Jesus ask people not to worship him throughout his ministry and then at the very end decide to immortalize and in effect diefy himself by introducing a symbolic blood ritual centered around him and his life?

Just thought you might know.
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pipedream i COULD find out about that, but i'm a Muslim, and my version may be one that y'all may not agree with...basically, the Bible has a lot of discrepancies primarily because people wrote it, not revelation...and people are fallible, which is why you've got questions about the gaps in logic, which are justified, i think, because a Holy Book should be perfect :) 030424
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Dafremen So would the communion be Halal to take if grape juice were substituted for wine? OR still Haram because it is a form of idolatry? 030425
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minnesota_chris God god god, yadda yadda yadda. Let's talk about boys. Namely, the setback you just had. Is it anything juicy that we can talk about? 030425
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niska i'm sure whatever was done on the sheets has been done on the blankets before. they change the sheets every day, yet the blankets remain...

how often are hotel blankets laundered?
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phil Dear Mr Pipedream,

I find your name offensive, it is used often to pursuade negative ideas of some lost confused person and I tend to think that is a bunch of shit.
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pipedream i'm a ms., not a mister.

i suppose one could do communion with grape juice....you're supposed to respect other people's traditions in any case, so you don't haaaaaave to do communion, i guess, if you aren't christian.

and phil luv, if you find my name offensive...well then, sucks to you :)

let's talk about the flu, im getting it and i've been sniffing all day long. pass me the kleenex :)
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pipedream oh yeah...one more thing...i'm not lost or confused....what's in a name? 030426
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minnesota_chris dear miss phil,

I find that absolutely finding. When you take it and somewhat tangy, but always seeming to blur the edges and grate, it is great, don't get me wrong, but not THAT great.

I hope this helps.
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phil smoke crack 030426
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phil I don't find it that bad to accidently refer to someone as a guy, I mean, how was I to know?
Cause I was reading shall_we_dance and was confused.
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phil oic, must have been a typo. 030426
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phil missesnorta piss,

pipedream means "vain hope", it's just kind of depressing, like commercials.
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sfym so... why do you like using that name? 030426
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minnesota_chris sad but true, phil... Miss Pipedream is smart, romantic, and appreciates the beauty around her. And, based on what I've learned about her, I've got a better chance at flying to Mars than dating her.

Pipedream, what's the coolest thing you've seen this week?
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Dafremen Even MORE difficult to answer...what's the co0lest thing minnesota_chris has seen all week? (No fair helping chris.) 030427
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pipedream aww chris...my knight in purple worded armour :)
and no, i'm not gay, i just live real far away *hehe*

i thought my shall we dance blather made it pretty obvious i was a girl...high heels and girls in bobbled sandals..lol...never mind :)

i use pipedream because it sounded cute, to be honest...and there is no such thing as vain hope. hope is hope, it's keeping the faith, and faith is never in vain.

the coolest thing i've seen all week? hmm...butterflies. i see two butterflies every single day; they're always together, fluttering drunkenly like butterflies do, always within each other's reach, as it were, just in case they wanted to make sure the other was there...it's a warm, sparkly feeling, seeing that.

what about everyone else?
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minnesota_chris um, Daf, are you asking everybody else what is the coolest thing I've seen? And I can't help? Or vice verse?

The week's pretty new yet, I haven't seen a lot of cool things so far. The world is coming back to green, vibrant life, and that is pretty nifty.
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minnesota_chris there is more than distance between us... there's the whole serious_moslem and serious_christian thing... we'd be calling each other infidels all day. 030428
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Dafremen No chris. This is ask_pipedream. So pd, what's the coolest thing minnesota_chris has seen all week? 030428
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phil pipedream,
Last week I would have to say it was my CT scan (xrays), my nose is so funky.

This week,
My neighbour taking photographs of his shrubbery. They are selling their house.
Isn't that cool?
Oh no, wait, I have one cooler...
I was sleeping before my next class, in it's room. I had two - three hours so it was a long nap. I was sleeping when in walks another student. Then maybe 10-12 minutes later my teacher walks in, he's wacky.
He was giving him this test from the other day and pulled down the screen for the overhead, it wouldn't stick to the bottom so was jerking it, and it broke off the cieling, he picked up the pieces and got on a chair. Trying to hook it back on the tiled ceiling he nearly fell several times, the chair was wobbling real fast and he nearly did a face plant into the wall. After that he gently pulled the screen down (dramatically even) and it worked fine. hhahaha.

Pipedream, what is the most interesting dream someone has told you about?
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pipedream oh well, chris...maybe in some other life *grin* and muslims aren't supposed to call everyone who isn't an infidel, respect for every religion is the key phrase...just because they don't believe the same things you do, you shouldn't call them infidels- personally, faith is faith, each to his own. :)

hmm...the coolest thing chris has seen all week would have to be, so far, the dust bunnies under his bed. yup. they have ears and their kids are called john, johnny and johnston.


my sister gabbles on about the dreams she dreamt every night every morning, so i've lost track of the coolest dreams i've ever been told...hahaha...i've stopped dreaming as much as i used to, i wonder why...a friend of mine thinks that there's no point in sleeping if you don't dream. i told him that was just dumb, most times you don't even remember if you've dreamt or not, so nyah. lol.

im sad, the mother of a friend passed away and i found out yesterday. she had cancer. im still not functioning properly. today is my mother's birthday, happy birthday momma!!!! *confetti and balloons*
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minnesota_chris :) tell her happy birthday from me! I'm serious. She will be so confused. 030429
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pipedream haha will do :) 030430
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pipedream hello, page!
*me blows the dust off*

today we shall discuss summertime. does anyone like mosquitos?
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monolith I love them, they are a small price to pay for all the rain and all the rain and all the rain :D 030806
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monolith this is strange, everything i type under this name does not get blathered. Anyway mosquitos, I like em .. they come with the rain and I LOVVE the rain :D 030806
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a blatherer this is strange, everything i type under "monolith" does not get blathered. Anyway mosquitos, I like em .. they come with the rain and I LOVVE the rain :D 030806
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pipedream they all came :)

lyric imagery: who rules?

(neruda. im terribly biased hehe)
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oldephebe there are so many voices in the choir of muses, so many portraits that adorn the walls of the pantheon of truly gifted poets, i find it hard to enthrone or exalt one above the other, um Neruda is certainly a star unto him self or a constellation, a jewel in the crown of heaven, and ah I've read some Native American and Japanese poetry, and French, African - that really peel back the curtain, once you get past or go beyond western or cultural constraints or orientation - once you invest? no - frizzle frazzle! - Okay thought thread resumed ..I'm trying to say once I break or divest myself of the yoke of western orientation (boy does that sound anti-confluential like some kind of dadaist rogue, declaiming the inherent static, staid, despotism of cultural hegemony - wich by the way is not what I'm trying to say - whew! it's so exasperating trying to bridle my meandering mind - back to the point - okay so imagery vis-a-vis poetry in other linguistic and cultural traditions sometimes because of a different vantage point it's like having my eyes or senses kissed by celestial light, um Neruda though is quite powerful
The song of solomon, ah the book of Isaih, ah some of the things Paul had to say - really even out of the instructive or theological context - some of the imagery is powerful, transfixing. - and sure there a host of others, but I am neither inclined or cognitively able to site the whole host of the poetic pantheon at this point.
Not enough oxygen getting to the old corpus collossum, temporal activity kind of lethargic today - Oh! the book of Jeremiah has got some pretty vivid imagery as well
later
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oldephebe expletive deleted!
I meant to say lethargic temporal lobe activity - those axons and dendrites are swimming in a viscuos sludge today
there! I feel I have been appropriatly self deprecating - have I adequatley conveyed my exasperation? linear I kepp admonishing myself to be more linear hence the blathe page dare to be dadaist
peace
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pipedream i acutally quite like the notion of dadaism, but i'd rather be myself than be a category. and generally literature of conflict has generated a lot of very very powerful images and writing...lorca wrote during latin upheaval, athol fugard, even mbella sonne dipoko, wole soyinka..poetry and plays..atlhough i don't care much for soyinka's plays, they're a bit foolish and draggy.
i find that cultures closer to nature contain a very strong earthiness, a sensuality that a lot of cold northern climate cultures miss out on..living in south asia myself, i can relate to the heat and rain and fruit and lush greeness they radiate.
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oldephebe I am terribly inept at conjuring metaphorical images - see misstrees comments vis-a-vis accessing the archetypal and symbolic evocations subconsciously, the yeah atavistic the archetypal and the symbolic making that visceral connection on the blathepage oldephebe_and_i_just_can't_believe - or not it's mostly just self-indulgent tedium on my behalf so...but if you feel like wending your way through the melancholy marsh of my misgivings - blech!

God! I've never even heard of those poets you've cited - dadaist and anti-confluential literature as it relates
to the usurpations of decadent or despotic orthodoxies and ah I have to admit I am kind of intrigued by the notion that the power of ideas and their power to incite change, radical change in the service of a sometimes higher or more noble or moral quest. And yeah I know it's real cozy up here in my ivory tower.

Sure all hegemony be it cloaked in the
robes of the ecclesiastical or democrasy or other less enlightened constructions of rule, there's an element of despotism and decadense in the good old US of A as well.

I'm going to try and get into some of those poets you've named

I am expanded every time I sojourn through these realms of blather

later
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pipedream literature of conflict has immense power to inspire, change and motivate. that was the real point of it all; literature was perhaps the only way one could make all htat happen...living in the Subcontinent, i have been exposed to a lot of such literature..poetry by faiz ahmed faiz during zia's regime, iqbal's poetry during partition...its marvelous, wonderous writing..blows you away entirely. if you can get english translations of their work, it's worth a whirl.
athol fugard is a playwright, soyinka is a playwright but dabbled in poetry. he's all right..people gush about him but whatever i've read i found just okay..his poems were good, though.

i'm going to kashmir tomorrow.
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oldephebe ignorant american be safe

forgive my woeful ignorance but what is the political climate now in Kashmir - are the reverberations of the current contentions being felt there. And sorry didn't intend to be obfuscatory and or vague. I'm trying to ask the question with sensitivity and out of complete ignorance w/r/t Kasmirs' role, place in the whole ancient animosities vortex that's sweeping across the globe or at least segments of it - the reverberations though extend outward pretty far though.

later
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pipedream i've just come back from a lovely trip! i went to azad kashmir ('azad' means 'free', or 'independent'), which is safe...and it was so unbelievably breathtakingly lovely that i just couldn't stop staring; 180 degree vistas of verdant green with sparkling rivers, cornfields and kids jumping in swimming holes, shady tree-lined little lanes with cutie pie little goats trotting alongside...i could go on and on...my grandmother used to spend her summers in srinagar, which is in held kashmir, before this all started, and she tells me that azad kashmir is only the tip of the gorgeous iceberg, and if that's the case, then i can only say that it must look like heaven then :)
and on the other side in the army station nearest to the border there is a rocket-hit mess building, bullet-ridden ambulances, and young officers shrugging and telling me that hostile fire is a part of life. this is war, and it brought me back to earth with a bone-jarring bump. makes you feel very, very small- you worry about grades and what makes you happy, and here are people who are putting their lives on the line every minute of every day for no other reason than patriotism. to put it very un-lyrically: sheeat!

the chenab resolution divides kashmir along the chenab river, this side for pakistan and the other for india. which solves the problem, except the one of kashmir's autonomy. i think everyone should just leave kashmir alone to do what it wants- innocent people are being needlessly killed on all three sides for something that just won't end.

and in the meantime, the trees and the butterflies remain, like they always have, dahlias sunning themselves outside the rubble.

oh, and happy independence day :))
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silentbob pipedream:

im at work, on break, and i hate it
what do i do????
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oldephebe Boy! - you paint such a vivid tableau, I feel like racing to the nearest US Air hub. Man I'm almost seething with envy it sounds so lovely there. Glad you had a great trip. And thanks for the primer on the political landscape of ah Kashmir.

I wonder if the powers that be - if they would stop trying to impose a western pradigm of foreign policy, and national secrurity ethos, the whole raison d'etat pretext/philosophy for the preservation and extension of national borders by any means neccessary or whatever ostensibly plausible hoax the legistlature or public will buy. I wonder if the West would stop paying homage to Morganthau, Kissinger et al - and strive to extricate themselves and their ideologies from an imbroglio they helped to create. The belief that the West is the great vindicator of liberty needs to be revised, needs to be held up to the lacerating scrutiny of objective empirism. Anyway, thanks for the education.
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later
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oldephebe paradigm the word is paradigm 030813
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olephebe okay - My previous post got a little bogged down in adverbial modifiers at the expense of coherence. So hey maybe there was something to the ol'blather pychologists mordant remarks after all.

I realize that I'm making these comments and sweeping generalities in a vaacuum. I intend to flesh out some of my assertions regarding the genesis of the whole philosophical underpinnings of raison d'etat which goes as far back as Cardinal Richeleau (sp)or furhter but the dark Cardinal distinguished himself as one of the most virtuosic practioners of the craft (staecraft, or master of the game)
you could call it Machiavellian, or the patience of a serpent who waits and puts his plan towards acquiring power in place, elegantly, with grace, until finally the pawn he has flattered and propped up is so taken with him or herself that they don't see the blade flashing out of the dark until it's already severed the network of veins around the neck. Jugular, yeah that's it. This is neither the time or place
but perhaps I will slap together a more indepth or not indepth but a cursory examination of the architects of raison d'etat since the middle ages, and especially those practitioners in the 19th and early 20th century that really helped to inculcate the dispassionate and ruthless foreign policy architects of the 20th century. Kissinger is only the progeny of souless ruthless aspirants to the ruling class who hid behind the walls of their hubris and consigned millions to their deaths - and consigned entire generations to an unstable and economically ravaged future. I think that is the genus of what I was trying to convey. It would be way too long and any way who wants to wade through history 101 again?

Of course there are some things they don't bother to put in those college/highschool history texts, and some Professors have a vested ethnic interest in not dealing with the truth objectively. Just one mans perspective

Oh wait this is ask pipedream so - Hey pipedream could you recommend some Zen or even Muslim, Budhist poets?
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oldephebe it's spelled oldephebe 030813
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oldephebe wait - the history books are rife with examples of imperialish hegemonis clumsily, arrogantly sprawling across borders. It's the conclusions drawn about these glaring indices of empiricism that so infuriates me, and propogate the myths and catchechisms of so called learned professionals. Those whose Some people really believe in this ethos their employed and empowered to perpetuate and protect. Others are not concerned with truth, they know the game intimately and play it well - and it's join the team or get the hell out of the way - period. The simple calculus of ensuring or perpetuating your borders and sphere of influence against the vagaries of human nature. Of course the logic is impecable without the constraints or mysticism of conscience.
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pipedream the only poet i've read close to zen is tao- i don't think mao counts ;) there's tao translated at http://www.chinapage.com/gnl.html
you might want to give that a whirl.

iqbal is goooood. so is faiz. yum yum. then you always have rumi and khayyam. 'khayyam' means tent-maker.

buddhist poets i know not of :D although there is some good stuff to be had by the chinese princess wives of mongol chieftans; i wish i were a yellow crane so i could fly away from here. poor things had a tough time adjusting to the rather crude ways of the mongols :)

politics and power is all hooey. like my very wise grandmother said; when you close your eyes forever you leave it all behind, so was it really worth it?
my grandmother is half iranian. iranians are extremely cultured and very deep- naturelment,they've been the seat of civilisation for eons!

richelieu ;)
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pipedream bobby:

work breaks should be spent stealing other people's lunches and humming to yourself while you do it. hehehe.
what d'you work at?
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minnesota_chris naturelment? Are you throwing around French words now? Shit, I wish I spoke even one language well. 030814
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pipedream *grins*

a bit of french...a little punjabi; i feel a little silly speaking it because i'm afraid im getting the accent wrong or something, but i can manage..english, of course..and urdu just about as much. i wish i knew spanish; its a beautiful language..maybe someday :)
the best thing about being bilungual is speaking them together- you have so much more vocab to choose from!
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pipedream *grins*

a bit of french...a little punjabi; i feel a little silly speaking it because i'm afraid im getting the accent wrong or something, but i can manage..english, of course..and urdu just about as much. i wish i knew spanish; its a beautiful language..maybe someday :)
the best thing about being bi(and fainlty tri)lingual is speaking them together- you have so much more vocab to choose from!
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pipedream why'd that come twice? i didn't CLICK it twice. *scratches head* computers, go figure :) 030815
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oldephebe yeah and we americans struggle to master one language -

I figured I spelled Richelieu wrong - thanx for imparting a bit of your grandmothers matriarchal wisdom - but ah me being a guy and really consumed with the mechanisms of indirect and direct hegemony - and really liking to slap labels on things perhaps to wrest it from the realm of exasperating incomprehension - I'll probably just continue to flex and foment and attempt to deconstruct these architectures - some kind of compensatory thing, at least I won't feel so powerless against what I can deconstruct and analyze ad infinitum - it's a guy thing -
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later (Zen poets now there's something I can sink my spiritual teeth into - let myself be fed from the treasure of light
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again,
later
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pipedream what architectures?

grandmothers tend to have all kinds of wisdoms up their sleeves..my grandmothers are rather cool; i only have one left though. d'you have both? are they wise? although wisdom is what you make of it, but still..

i ran around in the rain with my dog yesterday afternoon. monsoons are a truly won'drous thing.

and that was a very pretty line- 'let myself be fed from the treasury of light'. wonderful, made my heart smile and my eyes nod appreciatively.
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oldephebe no I really meant to write treasure, that's one of the few words I spelled correctly - your variation attaches a slightly different connotation - I'm not opposed to it though - thanx for your kind words - and i never could spell architectures - umm i was referring to constructions of governance
and the dissonance between what that government calls itself and what it actually is or is not - hybrids and amalgams and all that - god it is so late here I can barely think straight. It's 4:50am Saturday morning here.

Unfortunatley both of my grandmothers are deceased. I do have a godmother who is actually around seventy and she imparts a lot of that agrarian/rural wisdom that sustained generations of mixed raced people in the deep south. She looks Asian or Phillipino but she's actually a mixture of Native American, Chinese, Black, Spanish, and White. Quite a muddled ethnic soup, but she identifies herself as a black woman and speaks in this lilting soft Georgian drawl, I love listening to the cadenses and music of her speech.

later
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pipedream southern accents are incredibly charming..accents in general are great! bbc food has this one chef fella who had a french accent, and he's so cute and endlessly enthusiastic about eerything!
i don't have a godmother..i have a godfather, though. he's a sweetheart; i wish i got to meet him more than once in a few years. he lives far far away y'see.
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pipedream im wondering right now..how much of us is what our genes and cultures are, and how much is what we choose to identify with? i think self-identification has a lot to do with it...a lot. 030816
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oldephebe um I stayed up until 7:00am EST. This insomnia really kiks my rear - um so I gotta clear the dustbunnies out the attic before I answer that. Let me get back to you on that. Short answer probably a little of both more or less depending upon the strength of a persons personality and ah being exposed to many different types of influences - ah bland answer - i'll get back to you pipedream- and that was a lovely evocative image of you and your dog capering through the rain -

later
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pipedream i stayed up all night one night, talking to friends on MSN and watching movies. i saw the sun come up and i got to have breakfast with my parents after what felt like months and months...and when i fell asleep, i was woken up a few hours later by my best friend, who had come to kidnap me, and we spent the day together.

that was a really good day :)
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pipedream being smirked at by the typo tweaker and altohugh this is late...i meant 'treasure', not 'treasury'.. 030818
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oldephebe cool 030818
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pipedream "open your heart, i'll give you a treasure of tiniest world, a piece of forever"
e.e. cummings

got it off the ee cummings blathe, and i loved it.
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oldephebe sometime back while i was matriculating through west virginia tech i met an amazing poet - she turned me on to e e cummings - in fact some of the stuff she wrote i felt was just as innovative, just as remarkable, but anyway yeah e e cummings is a wholly remarkable and innovative voice, i need to read more of him
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pipedream "
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

"
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whitechocolatewalrus which do you like better, the sun, the moon, the stars, or the clouds, and why? 040110
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Death of a Rose hmmm....i'll take this one pipers,

the stars have it for me little smallrus,

because they instill questioning, desire, hope, wonderment and fascination, all in one look. when you see all those shining lights on a cloudless night makes me think of the vastness we call the universe and all the myriad possibilites that exist out there and we have yet to go out there and do some exploration.
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walrus yay, nice answer. pipedream, you must answer too! 040110
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pipedream the stars...because each has a name, each is different..stars are independent, and each lights up the sky in their own way and yet, all link into another and make a constellation...the sun is too bright and the moon waxes and wanes but stars you can count on. i'm fascinated, enchanted by stars...always have. stars. definitely. 040111
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five feet under why do you annoy me so much? 040111
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pipedream because you bother give me so much attention, i just thrive on attention. and i love my bunnies, and my granma, and my pink ballet shoes, uh huh yes i do i do i dooooo 040112
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Toxic_Kisses what is one thing you wish you were better at and why? 040112
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pipers i wish i was better at working harder...i've never been the type to sit down and really put bloodsweattears into anything unless i was really interested in it; that doesn't work in the real world. i wish i knew more math; its been this stereotype that follows me- i'm a writer hence i don't know math. its not that i can't do it, its just that im not interested in the sitting down and slogging though sums part of it...im interested in the concept, the why, the philosophy of math. so i wish i knew more about that, for starters.

gee, i feel so important, people are asking me REAL QUESTIONS! whee!
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mon dear pipers,
would you live on the moon if you could?
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deathofarose So in your life have you seen beauty? 040115
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blah-ze what on this merciful urf motivated you to respont to my swanki page? 040115
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pie-per R.O- right now i'm doing calculus 1 after repeating pre-cal twice. it was too easy, pre-cal,and i've never been good with 2+2 = 4 and wherer you can cross out the a and b in fractions and things like that :)) apparently the things i WANT to know are high mathematics, so i guess the only way i'll know is if i ask the chair of math at my uni or something, i suppose :)

mon- i wouldn't live on the moon...it'd be lonesome. but i'd have a house there i could go to whenever i wanted to be alone, and write and watch the stars real close :)

doar- yes, i have seen beauty in my life..if you keep your eyes wide open nature pulls back the curtain for an instant and that's when you catch a glimpse of something you've never seen before, even in surroundings you've been in your entire life..and then there's beauty in people. the curl of my nephew's eyelashes, my mother smiling, the way someone's breath sounds when he's asleep...i am the harvester of the tiniest detail. i live on the smallest atoms of life; they make and break me. its such a lonesome existence because nobody sees what i see...i'm the person who will notice your new glasses, your fraction-of-an-inch haircut, your socks, the movement of your eyes when particular people pass by.
livin' microscopically, i am...never asked for much and didn't get even that.
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swanki sidekick why did i swanki? i don't know....it sounded goofy-fun, and i'm a goofy-fun person :) must've been kismet ;) 040116
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oE okay so no geo-political questions this time - how long did you or have you studied ballet?

brrrrrrr - it feels like Canada here back east (philly)
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oE okay so no geo-political questions this time - how long did you or have you studied ballet?

brrrrrrr - it feels like Canada here back east (philly)
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oE okay so no geo-political questions this time - how long did you or have you studied ballet?

brrrrrrr - it feels like Canada here back east (philly)
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pipey i've never studied ballet :`(
ive always wanted to learn how to dance, properly...salsa, swing, etc...i know the waltz, though, and a spot of subcontinental classical :D
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pipedream i've never studied ballet :`(
ive always wanted to learn how to dance dances, like the salsa, the swing...i know how to waltz, and a spot of classical subcontinental, but nothing formal. im such a fan of dancing!
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arythmic oldephebe well, you have the spirit of The Dance within you pd.. :0) 040116
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oldephebe pd - your last response to doar regarding your powers of observation..kinda coaxed a catch in my throat..as do most of the exhalations painted by your heart..and somewhere an angel is weeping..

i think if you emptied your heart into someone..it'd be too much..too beautiful..ocean's depth and continental breadth..can't quite wrap the arms of my comprehension around that contemplation..some of the things you share are so beautiful...*snif.. reaches for hanky*
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pd shucks, oE...*rubs nose*
how fair is it that nobody in MY world *gets* this?
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white waver I've got to stop wasting time here. This place is cool and so non sense like. I will be back. Why do I have to have distractions like this? I have so much I need to get done and I need to make sure I get enough sleep. But really this is much better than a chatroom because anything goes. It is so free form. 040117
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oE wish i had answers kid..he's definately out there though..trying not to spew a cliche here..

but i just gotta think that not too far from you there's a few decent young men thinking the same thing...what is overlooked or taken for granted..yeah right in your face..that's the heart that bequesths the greatest treasure/wealth...*lifts glass of grape juice* here's hoping they wake up soon to what is before them..or at least realize the incredible error of their ways ways pd
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later,
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Toxic_Kisses Whatís the most mouth watering, lip smacking, yummiest thing you've ever eaten?

Also do you mind if I say "never asked for much and didn't get even that." as long as I note you as being the author? everything you said was amazing but that last part really struck a cord w/ me.
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pipedream white waves- this is the blurple sea of the soul whose voice is unspoken, unheard except in the curve of a t, the loop of a g, the sinous smoothness of an l. i don't blame you for staying. there's always something better to do- better only because other people tell you so. do what YOU want.

oE- *lifts glass of white grape juice* here's to the ignorant, and if they don't show up, hooray for in-vitro! gotta get me babies somehow! *wry smile* phooey on the concept of needing *a* man to be complete; we were right happy when we were little and didn't know what hormones were.

T.K- sure you can, i'm honoured that you actually think something i say worth repeating...its amazing, the way my fluffy image follows me wherever i go; people assume since you're smiley and friendly and don't look like something the cat dragged in you *must* be fluffy. of course, that makes telling them i've studied politics and literature SO much more fun *evil grin*


the yummiest, smackiest thing? hmm...how about an orange? :) i'll have to think of something else i guess....mmmm, baklava *discreetly drool*
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pipedream if i have certain beliefs, and i choose to be adamant in sticking to them, does that make me prissy?

if i don't smoke, think its an awful waste of money and health and make my concern for the people i care about who do smoke vocal (not repeatedly, but they know how much i hate it), does that make me prissy? naggy?

if i didn't care so much about certain things would i be happier? if i didn't have issues about honour and pride and ethics would it make my life simpler? then what would make me different from just about anyone else?

*drums her fingers on table*

what is good and bad then and why should we care if nietschze is right and everyone is selfishly motivated? why shouldn't i be selfish and do just what i want and not give a hoot about anyone else? why should i make my life twistier than it is, up my share of heartache because of things i believe in that don't give me what i want? why do i feel the need to adhere to principles- indoctrination of years of parent-training? a personal inclination? social obligation?

all i know is that i do because i hold my head high because of them, because i believe and am not ashamed or scared to admit to it and i have the courage to stick by what i think is right....and its so hard sometimes, just so so hard because your heart and your head never agree...
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oE Oh Oh Oh Oh, I so I so viscerally concure. I think a brass quintet should accompany this blathe. Something ebbulient with an edge of whimsy. 040120
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pd no. something crisp, with an edge of melancholic bitterness. 040121
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whitechocolatewalrus what kind of thing has this sound? 040121
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pipers hm. nicolai majowski, allegro something-something. sonata? i forget the exact thing. it capers about on pretty light feet and a soul weighed down with sorrow. 040121
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blah-ze i am going to cram a clone of that little speech down the throat of the next person who asks me why i do what i do. (why do you walk home at 10:00 at night with a storm brewing? are you crazy? because i'm an idiot, oh, wait, read this, courtesy of pd. *teeth meet jugular*)

is it a moral wrong to take the blame for everyone else, just because they are looking for a reason to feel pathetic and small and you don't want them to?
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pipedream goody, cram away :D

is it a moral wrong? i don't know...isn't that what we're supposed to do for the people we love, try to take their hurt away? whenever you become someone to lean on you will invariably take on if not all, then at least *some* of their pain...which makes you hurt with them, and makes their pain easier to baear for them...i don't think it's a moral thing, i think its a matter of how much you care for someone, and how far you're willing to go to be a true friend for them. of course, when people pull the 'no-i-wont-drag-you-through-my-mud' on you its just plain annoying, but if thats the way you manifest your support, then good for you. really really good for you, because i know thats the way i do...its hard and its scary, but there is no courage if you aren't scared, no friendship if you run at the first signs of friction. its weak and cowardly if you can't stick by your people when they need someone the most.
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blah-ze the way he and her both put it, i was some kind of leech trying to find vindication in their suffering. put it bluntly, i was almost getting too depressed watching them be depressed, which made me look back inside my depressing little square, with them looming up high. while i could parade how i am so generous and all, that would make me what i hate most about sushiny_people, being the way they always seem to make a show of caring. but if i hear them whine once more about having a bad day, i swear i'll scream. 040122
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pipers hm. you don't have to be depressed while being that pillar-thing, you know, because if you turn into mush like them then the purpose of being supportive is defeated. but there is nothing wrong or stupid in feeling someone else's pain, and whoever told you a leech is eminently stupid- who in the sam hill would VOLUNTARILY want to be depressed, just for kicks?
*shakes her head*
nawpes, that's just piffle. how annoying to know idiots.
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blah-ze tehehe... cram-down-throat count, one. the victim, one of my cousin's annoying friends. she doesn't want to know who pd is tho.


you are a paragon of dark ideals. the pipedream shrine will henceforth be spraypainted black.
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pipedream rrar! you actually told her that someone called pd said that? hahahaha quite the fantastic, i must say...hehe
im rather pleased :D
what'd she say to it? hwahahaha

bring on the spray paint, only don't forget to add a fistful of sparkle so we don't forget to be sunshiny entirely.
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blah-ze it kind of degenerated into a rant at the end... y'know, so much frenzied spittle flying i couldn't tell if she was rolling her eyes or staring in horror...

actually, it was during a big family discussion, and i came out on top... for like, the first time ever...
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blah-ze it kind of degenerated into a rant at the end... y'know, so much frenzied spittle flying i couldn't tell if she was rolling her eyes or staring in horror...

actually, it was during a big family discussion, and i came out on top... for like, the first time ever...
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oE pd - don't mean to insinuate my polysyllabic pretension, or garish parade of really inspired pedantry here but..i think what you and blahze have shared really cut to the meat of the matter 040124
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oldephebe oh and pd - speaking of "something crisp with an edge of melancholy to it"
Have you ever listened to any Phillip Glass or Prokovief? Phillip Glass's music always seems to rummaging around the edges of despair by way of apathy cum heaving the heft of countless generations unconciously and letting it seep into your music. I think Mr. Glass would probably disagree with me..but..yeah..Prokofiev sounds like a shower of winter crystal raining on a bed of ice under shale skies...but i like his orchestrations even if his music sends me climbing to the top of the mast head to contemplate plunging into the bleak Sea of Nothingness beneath me... right then i hear a thread being struck and out of some nexus that connects prokofiev's acutely sharpened pewter phrases and the dogged optimism of some of Isaiah Berlin's quiant reductionist ditties I'm beckoned back from the edge..like someone has fired a flare..so there's like this interegnum to the dull and unabating pangs of anguish and why I shake off the dust, *nods matter of factly* hike up my pleated pants and walk with lightened steps into that churning formicative wake of humanity that awaits beyond the vestebule doors.
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realistic optimist have you ever been to prague? 040124
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realistic optimist i'm sorry it took me so long to read this whole page, pipedream. it was pretty fun to read. you have a lot of beautiful ideas, thoughts, and observations expressed here, to many of which i relate. do you konw, and are you told enough that you project as a beautiful goddess, with a heart of gold, shown soaking in the moments through this shimmery sheet of liquid language sloshing through the blather blue? 040124
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pipey philip glass and provokiel
*notes that down*
will promptly harass the music store guy for some now; i had a bitchin' time getting myself norah jones' first album 'cause it was veyr new and i wanted it mad-like *grins* apparently she's brought out another, i hope its as good as 'come away with me'. which is also one of the songs i can *sing* :))

i've never been to prague, R.O, but i think you have, haven't you? what's it like?

and well..*turns pink* shucks, dood, i 'aint no goddess...just trying to be myself and all...thank you very muchly, that meant a lot..people see me as annoying old fluffy pipers, which isn't true...so people acknowledging that i have some depth somehere is always something meaningful. *hug*
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realistic optimist modesty is a trait quite becoming, and often idicitive of a person who places value on character. cheers to you, pipers! and although i would love to go to prague, i never have been. :/ 040125
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realistic optimist indicative* 040125
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oldephebe hey RO

pd - Omigod! Nora sweet sultry ungarish Nora. You've got great taste. I've yet to buy her CD. I just listen to the few tracks I can find on line...but she rings the rain out all over the halo of splintered fire that unkindly kisses every enraptured inch of my brow..

good singer she is mmm hmm!
*opens mouth really wide to let all the dead light, all the ache that swooned in the ache of it's heat pour out ..enough to scorche the stones and scar them with a wry ragged smile*

when singers like her silver blade cutting the night, tendrilled flame holding hands with the living world of light it shapes a temporary place, warm susurus of sanctuary, a cocoon of tenderly whispered things..barbed wire unwound from the soul and I lay down in that sound..that beautiful ache that her song, her voice makes..my soul finds it's rest..the bad things blur and breeze by..and I lie just for a few moments in the languid waters of her Art, her unfathomed Art.
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realistic optimist howdy, oE :)
i'm not familiar with nora.
i do have a cd on the way from amazon, though!
the import of 'a storm in heaven' by the_verve
anyway, carry on, i just popped in to say hi before my shower.
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pipers norah is so very excellent...and im not modest...*turns pink again* you should tell it like you see it..and im not very good with compliments either, though i enjoy them immensely :)

prague sounds like such an aristocratic, classy place, don't it?

and yes, character is hugely important- decency, ethics, strength, courage. i know this may sound snotty, but i've grown up with it...darned royal blood *grins* breeding is when you have class, and aren't snotty about it, and have certain morals you live by and aren't afraid to defend or stick by. but then that's another debate.
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realistic optimists i don't know about aristocratic, but prague is going through a renaissance of sorts. its got a burgeoning democracy, and a lush, thriving art community. it's not too wealthy yet, so the corruption isn't a strangling weed yet. but all of this is hearsay, as admittedly, i have never been there. 040125
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pipers *hitches backpack up*

lets go, then :D
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realistic optimist ok, all i need is this lamp. and this vase, but that's it. i don't need anything else... except this sushi, but that's all i need. yep, i'll be travelling light, i just need to grab my feather pillow, and my computer, and my slippers. do they have pfeffernusse in prague? oh man. lemme get my art box, some clothes and toiletries and then i'm geared to go! 040126
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pipers that box you're packing, it better have wheels, 'cause im not carrying the pfeffernusse (whatever that is,what is it?)!

*whistles nonchalantly and surreptitiously sneaks in bags of doritos into R.O's box*
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realistic optimist pfeffernusse is a german spice cookie. one of my new favorite things! i dunno if i can be away from pfeffernusse for very long. i'll probably bring some pad thai too. and some extra large mother earth pizzas from bellagios. oh man i feel like the king of town! and i'll put it all in this jumbo combination jetpack/backpack/refrigerator. 040126
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pipers hmm...food is good :D
what a neat-o fridge; i like the hovercraft effect, ja?
*makes the fridge hover here and there and loop-the-loop*
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Death of a Rose Is your house on fire? 040205
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pip no, but the oven isn't working too well, it ruined the pastry puffs i was making :) 040206
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deathofarose A dream that should be reality,

Can it be?

Will it be unleashed and free to roam?

Does it have a path to follow or will it blaze a new one?

Are gunslingers touchy feely underneath it all?

Does rope come in blue?

Nuances are subtle,

are annuals ripe?

Nonsense is what she said,

did she mean merkats are tame?
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pipey synthetic nylon rope of the clothesline kind comes in blue...and green and red and yellow too :D

gunslingers are all touchy-feely; if they weren't then how could they be able to sit lil' grandkids on their knees and regale them with stories of their swashbuckling days?

merkats are never tame...neither are merpuppies and most certainly not mergiraffes.
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blah-ze is there a secret to your innate lovableness and general all-happy demeanor. and more to the point, where do i get one. i'll give it back after valentine's, slightly used. 040208
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pipers you know, i've never been able to find an answer for that particular question. i don't know, i enjoy being alive i guess...because nobody loves me the way i love them except for probably my momma, and noone misses me unless i've been gone for days and y'know, things like that, and nonetheless i still carry on the way i always do but maybe that's just me being unfair to my people because if they dont show it the way i do doesnt mean they dont. and now i'm digressing so yeah, you can have it...in fact, take it all so you can be happy all year. i can grow some new sunshine plants. 040209
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white_wave and she said:

white waves- this is the blurple sea of the soul whose voice is unspoken, unheard except in the curve of a t, the loop of a g, the sinous smoothness of an l. i don't blame you for staying. there's always something better to do- better only because other people tell you so. do what YOU want.

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and that made a big difference
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question reality so us people at blather usually don't reveal personal information. it's best left for e-mail. but it's really a simple question. what country do you call home, pipedream? and please make it one that exists on maps that i've seen before. 040225
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question reality as to not be too creepy, i am also called white_wave. 040225
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pipers phew..thanks for that info wave, it WAS a bit creepy lol

i live south of the border, down mexico lane...hahahhaah sorrrrrrrrrry, i couldn't resist that one lol
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white_wave i have my suspicions that people here don't want to reveal where they really live. blatherskites want to pretend that they live in some alternate dimension. and i would be the last to say this is a chatroom, but i guess i'm just nosey. so if by blatherstalking, i found out you are a Muslim and speak a language I can't pronounce, I would think it's possible that you could live in the Middle East. Not that there aren't muslims in Mexico, but well, keep it a secret if you must. No need to blatherstalk me, as will tell the honest truth:

I live in United States
I live in California
I live in the city of Ventura

(but don't ask me for my address and phone#)
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pipers i live in pakistan.

and yes, we have very nice toilets
nobody tells me what to wear
i know men from stanford and MIT who are the deans of my university and wear turbans and long beards and are the smartest, coolest people i have ever met
i like most of the indians i have met
(which number more than the fingers on my hands)

and..well, that's about it.
california, eh? i used to live in san diego...la jolla, to be precise. it was gorgeous and lots of fun.
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oldephebe hey pd - finally climbed out of that canyon of shadow..or is this just a hardy verisimilitude of The Big Happy. Okay maybe the big happy is innappropriate here..so maybe settling down into a nice and balmy 77 degrees kinda mood..thing..i was going to ask you if you attribute your resilient ebullience to a nice mild opiate..of course one that is totally legal and in no way illicit or even insidious in a biochemical or character damaging kind of way...cause yeah the whole stigma of furtive injesting mild opiates conjures up a whole host of associations for me..

just trippin'

later..

later...
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pipey opiate....naww...unless you count cuddles and sleeping under trees and silently slipping about the house when i can't sleep at night, like a liquid shadow-ghost..many little things that power my engines, i don't know where or why or how exactly. 040228
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white_wave i could scarcely believe my eyes....
when i saw those words:

i live in pakistan

I do trust your words. but i have so much to learn about that country. i imagine suffering there and not a place a joyful person as yourself would live. as any place has good and bad, i'm sure that you have found your own haven there.

but it's still hard to imagine you are not laughing in the san diego sun. i could see you strolling down the beach becoming giddy over surfer boys in the distance. and watching a family of seals sitting lazily while tourists look on. i even see you slipping into a cliffside mansion in la jolla, while being thankful that you live in paradise.

how very little i know of the hidden treaures of pakistan. (hint hint pakistan blathe please)
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question_reality_is_white_wave further, i've learned how little i really know. when i think someone is just down the coast from me and they are really many oceans away. this to me is the world_wide_web. how you feel like people are as closeby as your neighbor, but are scattered throughout the globe. it makes the vastness of our planet feel smaller when joined by the common language of blather. in blather, we don't speak with a foreign accent. and we Americans can't hear a Southern drawl, or a East/West Coast voice. we all sound the same. we all look the same. we all are as one. 040228
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pipey hehe...i knew it'd be a bit of a shock (exactly why is a bit of a shame) which is why i really wasn't going to say so. the beauty of the 'net...everyone really *is* one..that was a pretty stanza.

there is suffering here, but then again....is there anyplace where there isn't? i don't need a 'safe haven'. i'm perfectly safe here, i don't need to especially find it anywhere...there is so much beauty and joy in this land; you don't have to be incredulous :) and we do have sunshiny beaches here, so i suppose if i wanted to do the bimbette thing i could travel down south and skip about...lol i think a pakistan blathe IS in order down the road...i'd just like to add that i've really got the best of both worlds here. might elaborate on that later.
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white_wave as I've told you, i know little of Pakistan. i know only slightly more of India. i know there is beauty there. i've dreamed of spiritual places i would see there. the food would have to be delectable. the music would be divine. but i feel there would be other things that would fill me with sadness. people in poverty that would make American homeless people look like they live the life of luxury. i would want to steal them away, feed them, and let them sleep on comfortable beds, with kittens curled up at their feet. SURE, not everyone lives like that. Some people live like kings and queens. And I'm sure they have middle class too.

Pardon me for being ignorant of your country. You see, I've never been out of North America....

*pakistan blathe hint hint*
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white_wave_questioning_reality god, still hard to imagine you not being somewhat American-ized. (possibly during time you spent here?) hard to imagine you speaking english with a strong middle eastern accent??

am i even more ignorant to not realize that people in Pakistan aren't much different from people in America?
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white_wave_forgot to tell you that i worked for a company owned by a man from Pakistan. so maybe I'm not that ignorant.... 040228
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Death of a Rose how many stars are lining your private universe? 040329
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ambermoon pipers, i had a great questoin but after reading this page ive forgotten what is was.
so anyways please keep posting your beautiful words.
with lots-o-love...
ambermoon
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white_wave what does p_dream want to be when she grows up? 040329
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white_wave doing the big oops not to say you aren't already a grownup or anything.

*removes foot from mouth*
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Doar where are you? 040708
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pipers revving up the engine again questions! questions! hooray! 040723
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pipers alsooooo

i speak in english that leans a little to the british side, just a hint of the american one i had for almost half my life. no middle eastern anything :)

picking up from where we left off...lol
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silentbob Dear pipedream

can i have my goddamn nintendo controller back?
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iNsEcUrE_GoTh_GiRl pipers!!! where ya bin?! 040723
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pipedream no bobby, you can't....'cause its MIIINEEEEEEE! finally! and now i will TAKE OVAH THE WOOOOOORRRLLLDDDD!!!! *evil music, thunder and lightning with a splash of diabolical laughter*


heya, fave clubbin' buddy ;) how goes it?
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realistic optimist in those still moments, when it seems the wind blowing through the town hasn't touched a single soul in it's death's caress; how do you reconnect with the feeling of beauty and hope? is marching on down th ehall enough to carry you from moment to moment, dream to dream? 040724
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pipers hi, RO..good to see ya.

reconnection...i wish i knew, i haven't been connecting with the world around me (much to my discomfort and dismay). i think making an effort i guess, to reach out to something, someone..to touch something, change something...stir some things up ;)
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doar Have you tripped and fallen in a hidden well, my pvcpillow?

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pipedream the well called college, i must admit i have...*sigh* miss y'all i does. 050110
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minnesota_chris this should be ask_pipedreams_zombie_corpse

back from the dead!
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pipers hahahahahah.....true, that :D add all the monstrous readings i've been having to do and you DO have somethin' real zombie..

how you been?
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blah-ze pipers, pipers, where does you be?

pipers, pipers, come back for we!
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minnesota_chris that paragraph doesn't make sense. But I'm good. I've been substitute teaching a lot, and loving it. 050125
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minnesota_chris WHERE ARE YOU? ARE YOU DEAD?

did you marry some guy named Khalid and make a million babies and work on a basmati plantation?
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