Friday, November 25, 2011

Reverie


you,
and i,
and the sky...

(sigh...)

hint of a smile,
gazelle eyes,
oh, my!

you avoid my eye,
why?
you meet my eye,
i could fly!

come to me,
wondrous tales have i,
now you're here
i'm tongue-tied!

i need you,
you're my joy!
once you're mine,
happy i'll die.

--- dreamcatcher

Monday, November 21, 2011

heavenly tears

raindrops on my window;
heavenly tears.
I don't cry alone...

--- dreamcatcher

Saturday, November 19, 2011

gocce di pioggia,
piange il cielo.
anch'io...

--- dreamcatcher

Friday, November 18, 2011

perdendo il senno
poco a poco,
maledetto amore!

--- dreamcatcher

Friday, November 11, 2011

Her Eyes

Eyes, those enchanting eyes,
Highs, infinite depths and vertiginous highs!
Drown, so many colors in which to drown;
Drown, in the black & white & grey & brown.
Green, Why don't I see the green?
Seen, every other color I've seen!
Gazelle, sweet eyes of a gazelle;
Spell, put me under a haunting spell.
Peek, when in this mystique I peek,
Weak, makes me oh-fucking-weak.
Frost, hot as embers, cold as frost,
Lost, in them I'm hopelessly lost.
Gaze, I gaze, and gaze, and gaze;
Amazed, amazed, amazed, amazed !!!

--- dreamcatcher

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Why do I like you?

Is it your quiet, effortless grace?
Perhaps its your pristine, pretty face.
It must be your wonderful smile,
Leaves me speechless every single time.
It could be your sweet, bewitching eyes,
with endless depths and amazing highs.
Maybe its your voice, or perhaps your hair;
That radiant smile that you always wear.
Maybe it's how independent you are,
a loving sister, devoted daughter you are.
Its all these things, these secrets of ours,
Listing your graces is like counting stars.
Thats it Dearie, I've said all I can,
I like you coz you make be wanna be a better man.

--- dreamcatcher

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

FINE

Le stelle in cielo
Non conoscono l'ira
Bla, bla, bla, fine!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

L'attesa

Tremendo, temendo.
Sognando, sperando?
Aspetto...

--- dreamcatcher

Monday, November 07, 2011

Ti auguro tempo


Non ti auguro un dono qualsiasi,
ti auguro soltanto quello che i più non hanno.
Ti auguro tempo, per divertirti e per ridere;
se lo impiegherai bene, potrai ricavarne qualcosa.

Ti auguro tempo, per il tuo fare e il tuo pensare,
non solo per te stesso, ma anche per donarlo agli altri.
Ti auguro tempo, non per affrettarti a correre,
ma tempo per essere contenta.

Ti auguro tempo, non soltanto per trascorrerlo,
ti auguro tempo perché te ne resti:
tempo per stupirti e tempo per fidarti
e non soltanto per guardarlo sull'orologio.

Ti auguro tempo per toccare le stelle
e tempo per crescere, per maturare.
Ti auguro tempo per sperare nuovamente e per amare.
Non ha più senso rimandare.

Ti auguro tempo per trovare te stesso,
per vivere ogni tuo giorno, ogni tua ora come un dono.
Ti auguro tempo anche per perdonare.
Ti auguro di avere tempo : tempo per vivere.

--- Elli Michler

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

In Defence of Egoism

I'm frequently chastised by my friends of being an 'egoist'. Their reprimanding tone doesn't surprise me because our society has such an ingrained fear of independent spirit that any person with even a hint of selfishness is automatically branded as bad. What makes me laugh is that people who otherwise are fairly intelligent fall for this kind of thinking. After all, a little bit of common sense is all that’s needed to understand that egoism by its pure definition CANNOT POSSIBLY be a terrible thing!

Merriam-Webster defines egoism as "excessive concern for oneself with or without exaggerated feelings of self-importance". So it is actually a very personal thing. But our society completely distorts the definition to claim that an egoist is one who doesn't care about others and so is a horrible person. Two problems with this. One, just because I care excessively about myself doesn't mean that I don't care about others. The two things are not mutually exclusive. The second problem is this 'concern' for others. Just how much concern am I supposed to show others to be branded noble? I strongly believe that I don't need to be in love with everyone around me to be a good person.

I'm a decent person, but I'm not wonderful to everybody. I believe that people need to be treated in the way that they deserve. So I'm nice to people who're nice to me and to people I like, I'm civil to strangers and acquaintances and I'm 'not very nice/almost rude' to people who disrespect me.

Note that I said 'people who disrespect me', not 'people who don't respect me'! This important difference is forgotten by our society when it denounces egoism as an unpardonable sin. Not actively respecting a person is not the same as disrespecting a person. There is a middle way and that’s civility. I believe that we all have a basic obligation to be civil to others, that’s it! You need to be civil to everyone at the least, to 'not disrespect' others, rather than to go out of your way to 'respect others'.

Being egoist means being aware of one’s self-worth. This is completely independent of others. I can think very highly of myself without thinking any less of you. I know what I am and it doesn't interest me what you think of me. I don't need the validation of others. Nothing wrong as long as I don't actively disrespect you.

This is egoism at its purest. An acute awareness of one’s self-worth independent of others' opinions. An independence of thought and a sense of security that precludes the validation of other people. Thinking highly of oneself without thinking any less of others.

P.S. : I'm a pacifist, NOT an idiot. If I tolerate mistreatment it’s because I do not like confrontations. Some take it as a sign of weakness. Maybe it is. Worse, there are those who mistake my weakness for stupidity. Shame!