Marketing : Cattle displacement
Salt & Pepper shakers : Vader & Stormtroopers (awweee). Monopoly Game of Thrones (!??). A Spiderman Pop Figure looking like he’s 3 years old (well…). Warcraft (or Harry Potter, whatever) cooking or cocktails books (yeah yeah yeah).
This article is not an article, it’s a question :
How does it feel to be a target?
Happiness? You buy? What’s the part of “Oh well, they got my money : I have a $20 stormtrooper salt shaker now…”? Is this cool? What about this little Pop thing on your desk? Is it just “cute”, or is it “cute, but, all right, it $30 of crappy plastic”?
Well, I almost had a little crush for the shakers, ohlalaaaaa…
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We all of us have been there, even you, bloggers, right? :
You are busy at work, or you’re at a party, or you’re on a date.
You would LOVE to be totally wise & oriental and “fully live the moment”. But you are not.
You have things to do, but you deeply desire a hard-working loneliness, well you will at least have all the time necessary to : write your article, explore your ideas, paint, or begin your first novel.
Yeah, you see me coming : When you have the chance to be in this moment, alone, quiet, with a few hours free, you… do nothing. You procrastinate. You wander, take a nap, have a lazy poolsplash, you don’t even try to begin (or if you do, your hand stays in the air holding its pencil while daydreaming about elephants or printers. Strange statue!).
And therefore you are a bit angry against yourself because you spoil your time, and you feel this ugly emptiness I would call self-wtf.
Dial/Lever : What does that mean? Are we strong inside but lazy in action? What could we do to fix that? Discipline? Daily same-hour schedules, like Stephen King and other writers? What if we decided to stop everything “at once” when we wish to have time. Abandon job? Date goodbyeing? Party flight? Just to write at once? Why not. What are YOUR solutions?
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When I was in my twenties I was reading all Chögyam Trungpa‘s books. This guy (a “preeminent teacher of Tibetan Buddhism”) taught me many things. One of them was :
“Let go when someone tells you to get lost”
Trungpa says that if you nag & beg this person, then you’ll become a demon (he uses this word). I didn’t find again the exact quote, but I remember he was also talking about this image :
- The rejecter is walking, he says “get lost”.
- The rejected is begging and becomes a demon.
Well, I think we’ve all been there, that makes sense, right? This article is about what happens next.
- The rejected understands.
- Stops walking, and shuts up.
- (It’s his way to say : “Fine! Get lost too!”)
- He walks again, back on his own path.
- Silent double walk.
See me coming? Yes you do! OK, take a deep breath and visualize this :
- The rejecter slows down, now, thoughtfully.
- Then he walks in front of the other walker.
- He says : “Let’s talk”.
- The other walker doesn’t slow down, thinking the three-letters : “WTF”.
- He walks, it’s his turn to say “Get lost!”.
It’s why I called quirky this strange dance, which exist between complicated lovers of course, but also between friends, family, spouses, siblings, companies, etc.
The rejecter rejects then is being rejected by the one he rejected when he doesn’t want to reject the other one anymore.
Make a loop of this. Dance.
Dial, then Lever :
What do we do of this dial? What does that mean? Is there an invisible string between the two walkers, a bond? What should they do? What should they say? How to stop the dance? Walk on more distant path? Having fun eventually? Realize it’s a dance and it could be great? Tango?
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Amused Observation of Chaos is an attitude, sometimes the only one you can use. It appears when :
- You realize you have no more way to fix anything. Or you don’t want to.
- You probably warned who is in charge, who did not believe you. Whatever.
- The staggering state needs you to take back control, and you have NO control on the situation, so you begin to smile (well, you can cry, but WTF).
- It works for a short moment. Chaos and confusion are exhausting. Go away and nap.
Bonne journée ! Thanks for reading!
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Small talks at work, we all do that. At least we try : mini-gossips, weather complains, anecdotes, little booboos and week-end failures, right? It’s friendly!
But are you lucky enough to know a colleague who could do “smaller talks”, which are like wordwinks? I do. And that’s delightful.
She passes by and says to me very seriously, without any sight of slowing down :
Then she’s gone.
Yeahhhh. You’ve been there, I hope! I often open my mouth, as expected, like very scandalized. That’s all. That’s enough.
One pleasure is to notice the slight wtf-embarrassment of other people.
And one another is to prepare a strict, mean revenge, for her appreciation. I could go beside her one hour later, and say with a strong belief :
“How did you dare??”
So there. Bim.
She’d frown and answer : “Because!”, then will push the cork : “HA!”. That’s all. After lunch, in the stairs, she’d add : “You had it coming!”. Ohhhh!
Well, you sometimes have to find your mate!
Thanks for reading! Bonne journée!