Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Prisons We Made For Ourselves








You should put them in a cage. The beggars and the vagrants and the ones we fight against. The people we disagree with. The ones who look or sound different from us. The neighbours who talk about us. Let's put the whole god damn world in a cage. Until the walls enclose it all. And only we are left on the outside.

151 comments:

Tyron Bache said...

We should set them free. The lost and the broken and the ones that need love the most. The people we don't try to understand. The ones who are just as beautiful as us. The neighbours we fail to love. Let's put set the whole world free. Until everyone has felt love. And only we are left to stand back and smile.

Nouri_E said...

but then it would be US who are imprisoned.

Anonymous said...

Nouri_E, that's the idea. I would analyze it, but that would defeat the idea of everything posted here: it is up to the individual to perceive the writings in how he or she sees best.

Thank You!!

Anonymous said...

The Postal Service - This place is a prison

Morwena said...

And then we should send that cage out into the space, take a deep breath and start afresh. Just you and me.

Miss Philosophy said...

If we do this we will just cage ourselves off from the rest of the world.

Anonymous said...

A prison or a zoo?
Either way, we are caged.

vox caecus said...

ahhhhh. But then who's in prison?

i see what you did there.

Anonymous said...

ahhhhh. But who's in the zoo?

Anonymous said...

A cage can be used to keep a lover in, or out.

But the warden who keeps a prison shall never know love, and neither shall he who hides from its expression.

Anonymous said...

Fences of the soul,
and of brick and mortar
have a common goal
to erase the things
we cannot face.

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extro

n. A metropolitan extrovert.

Miss Philosophy said...

Use your fortress to keep the good in.

Anonymous said...

good? oh no! I'm bad bad bad

Anonymous said...

Miss Philosophy,

I think it would be a terrible mistake to keep your good behind fortress walls. Better to let it roam, free.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I sent you flowers. My mistake.

Anonymous said...

'The Freedom to live the way we choose too...'
Kywiddlypoo
*but take with us moral/morale/moralise/morality*

Anonymous said...

The worst cage is the one
you build in your mind.

The one that you are keeping
you and I
from becoming "us".

Miss Philosophy said...

Flowers? For me?

Miss Philosophy said...

HUH?

Word Ver: pholi

4 Miss Philosophy!

Anonymous said...

lol

Miss Philosophy said...

What's so funny Mister?

Anonymous said...

which color?

Susane said...

you! :D

Miss Philosophy said...

I don't know...I will be grateful for any color love. You pick. How you going to send them without my address?

SuzQ that you?

thistorchforyou said...

Nice..

Anonymous said...

you can't! they will be digital blue-purple-white flowers!

Miss Philosophy said...

I will love them with all of my heart...i mean eye! Will you smell them for me? Pretty please! Like 5 times a day? ♥

Word ver: sinere

right on target defining you here's the C missing ...lol. Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

all the time ..

Miss Philosophy said...

Are you joking with me? No you can't quite possibly be...

Anonymous said...

"US"? You cant keep up with me. I would make you feel 2nd.

Miss Philosophy said...

OK ok ok, you don't have to pull my arm... US, YAY! :) (big huge smile)

Anonymous said...

physical is the last thing ... is the point of the mountain

Miss Philosophy said...

I'm down for the mountain!

Anonymous said...

but you can't fly if you are down there. Next try.

Miss Philosophy said...

OK then I am up for the mountain. When the time is right. I meant.

Anonymous said...

yeah yeah because now is rainning ....

Miss Philosophy said...

ok, when it drys up then. Altho, I like singing in the rain, lalala!

Anonymous said...

la la la la la la ooohhhhh

Anonymous said...

I'm singing too :D

Anonymous said...

lol ;)

Anonymous said...

you can come up with the flowers, so some water for the flowers :D

Miss Philosophy said...

Exsqeeeeze me?

Susane said...

X X X

Anonymous said...

.... -queeze you

Miss Philosophy said...

Xx

Anonymous said...

What is going on in that sexy brain I wonder...

Miss Philosophy said...

All kinds of sexiness! I'm sitting here in anticipation! What's going on in that sexy brain of yours?

Anonymous said...

mmmmmnnnnhhh........... ;)

Miss Philosophy said...

Ok well we will save that for the moutain. lol.

Anonymous said...

I'll keeeep talking now

Miss Philosophy said...

Ok, whatever you say hun. What you want to talk about?

Anonymous said...

about you!

Miss Philosophy said...

okie dokie...

Anonymous said...

Me. I'm just waiting for you. How many seasons do anticipate it will take to climb the peak? I made pretty good time on 3 flights of stairs earlier today. Y'know, for someone with so many flaws.

I hope the mountain isn't digital. I would never be able to find it.

Anonymous said...

hihihihihihi ^_^

Miss Philosophy said...

I hope it's not digital either. What do you mean seasons?

Anonymous said...

You tease.

Anonymous said...

"Season three just started." ??? Or maybe I'm reading between the wrong lines.

Anonymous said...

seasons

Susane said...

I talk all serious :(

Anonymous said...

Now what do you mean by seasons?

Miss Philosophy said...

seasons...idk. Like months?

Did you email me at the email address I posted yesterday?

Anonymous said...

I did!, no one replied me

Miss Philosophy said...

OH ok SuzQ...i saw that I wasnt sure I should respond. Is it ok to?

Anonymous said...

it's ok

Anonymous said...

Should I read the other stuff first?

Miss Philosophy said...

There are two email addresses that left messages for me...I know riiight..nothing compared to the 500 someone else got, oh well.. anyhow im not sure which one to respond to. Give me a hint to the right one I can respond to. please?

Anonymous said...

Did I really rip your soul?

Miss Philosophy said...

our souls ripped us.

Anonymous said...

Each day brings only more confusion. Plain speak last night was divine.

Miss Philosophy said...

I know.

Anonymous said...

And you don't think I understand love?

Miss Philosophy said...

I never said that. I know you do. The flowers there yet?

Anonymous said...

We both not only understand it we feel it's intensity each and every day. I know I do. I just want to hear more from you on what (hopefully) happens next.

Miss Philosophy said...

I feel it everyday too. I feel you all around me. I want to be with you I will go where ever you are. I'm not afraid. I lived my whole life that way. I've lived in a 3 different cities by my self. So, I think I will be fine with you. I'm serious. It's nice where I am, but it's not prosperous enough for me. The economy sucks everywhere, but especially here. What do you want?...I want whatever WE want. I'm being honest but I don't want to scare you away either...

Anonymous said...

well ..

Anonymous said...

I know a nice place with lovely mountains. But the small one? I wonder these things. I admire your free way of thinking and I'm all smiles.

Miss Philosophy said...

the small one?

Anonymous said...

How do I know you are for real?

Miss Philosophy said...

I always keep it real. I've never been felt more real in my entire life. How do I know you are?

Anonymous said...

the gnomes? lol

Miss Philosophy said...

yeah they just scream reality don't they? lol ur too cute!

Anonymous said...

I've been more vocal lately about my rapidly declining domestic situation. It's my way I suppose of bringing what is real to the surface, to make room for the love WE share. Telling my folks will be harder. And then? Well, I thought I should get past that date next month I didn't anticipate.

Susane said...

gnomes can stay home lol besides they are all around, aren't they? lol ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure this is real? How do I know you are you?

Anonymous said...

well, enjoying it as it is, maybe tomorrow is gone, or not...

Anonymous said...

aaaaaaaiiiikkkkkkkkkk! :)

Anonymous said...

Trust is the only way. Plus some patience. I won't remain on a sinking ship any longer when there is a shiny new ocean liner within plausible reach. Even if it doesn't belong to me. If it is willing to take me as passenger consider me on board ASAP.

Anonymous said...

welcome to my world! lol

Susane said...

yeah, because look the people in the Titanic... and at the end PLOOOF! lol

Miss Philosophy said...

This is real! You have to have faith in me and it has to start here and now or it's never going to amount to anything. I'm one of the most faithful and down to earth people that will ever be in your life. If you let me. Yeah date sounds good to me. What are you thinking?

Anonymous said...

It's not easy to be me, you step into the wrong place and uuupps! you lose it!

Miss Philosophy said...

You will be fine, we will be fine. I have two degrees. Not helping me much here with the job market. I would be way better off somewhere else. You've got to trust me though. It's OK I don't need anything definite answer right now if you don't. I'm happy and I know you are and that's all that matters right now. Patience is a virtue. Just don't let me go.

Miss Philosophy said...

did you just email me?

Anonymous said...

no, it's an illusion of your mind :)
like an oasis in the middle of the desert

It happens

Anonymous said...

I would love to be with you!

Miss Philosophy said...

ha I thought I was a class A smarta** lol, just playing. Emailing back now. :)

Miss Philosophy said...

i emailed you back but i don't think it's the right one. did you get it?

Anonymous said...

I did! checking it

Miss Philosophy said...

seriously, is it you or not?

Anonymous said...

maybe not

Miss Philosophy said...

who told me they were getting me flowers?

Susane said...

a gnome? lol

Anonymous said...

The truth about my concerns. Feel pretty badly for taking. What if the same thing came back to bite me someday? Some new "the one" and poof you could fly away.

Huge big step. How does this all go down? What do I need to know? It sounds like an ordeal in the courts. In other words, I'm super scared but I know in my heart it's ultimately what I want, what we both need to just go ahead and happen.

And it will be hard on both sides. I heard you again today... "I love my ..." Guaranteed fierce resistance with a minimum of property damage here. Just concerns at this juncture. Will need a safe-haven lined up and the research into that has just begun.

Anonymous said...

Well, do I need to explain you this in divine, metaphysical, romantic or casual way? I could do it.

Anonymous said...

do I really need to go that far?

Anonymous said...

All of the above. Pretty please.

Miss Philosophy said...

I would never fly away. There is no one else and I know this in my heart and my soul. I've always known. Just never been able to get through.

I'm scared but I'm not afraid of you...I know in my heart it's what I want too, I have no doubts.

I feel you all of the time. I understand that there are concerns it's normal and not out of the ordinary whatsoever.

A safe haven?

Susane said...

People are always scared. But no one bothered to ask me if I am, and I am.

Miss Philosophy said...

I'm sorry Susan. My fault. Why are you scared?

Susane said...

because THE GNOMES AARE TELLING ME TO KILL YOU!!!


BHAHAHAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

You are so perfect. Never doubt how much I know that again! I've been starved for what you continue to give and I don't want to go hungry anymore. Slowly but surely, we will fight to get through the scary part together as us.

Miss Philosophy said...

I am not perfect. Should I just respond as an Anon too?

Anonymous said...

you need to bite me soon lol

Miss Philosophy said...

rarrrrw! I have sharp teeth are you sure?

Anonymous said...

I am really not that scary. You never seemed scared.

Miss Philosophy said...

If you Anon who just responded about being scared...are talking to me Miss Awesomeness of awesomen Philosophy you are correct...it's those big mental balls what can I say...

Anonymous said...

rarrrrw! I knew your personality long before I looked you up and saw my favorite picture to this day. It involves a chair.

Miss Philosophy said...

A chair?

Anonymous said...

So when can I see you?

Miss Philosophy said...

Are you talking to me?

Anonymous said...

Yes

Miss Philosophy said...

That's up to you..when u want to see me?

Anonymous said...

When you can do so and yes a chair. And an orange sweater. I've said all along I'm working on a collaboration.

Miss Philosophy said...

Well miss Anon that's emailing me back says she thinks my prince got lost in the river, lol. Funny I like that one. Thanks hun! Props Anon!

Anonymous said...

Asap!

Anonymous said...

LOL

Anonymous said...

this looks like a romantical orgy or something ...

Anonymous said...

Yes we must work on our project soon. At least touch base for now. GGggdddrrrr!

Anonymous said...

ok, I won't say that anymore hahaha

Miss Philosophy said...

WTF?

Anonymous said...

Can't we just hang out?

Miss Philosophy said...

If you want to...yeah. That would be cool. If you all are messing with me I'd really appreciate it if you just let me know because it might be all fun and games to you, but I'm really not laughing. Damn.

Anonymous said...

I'm not kidding. Just let me know. Anytime!

Susane said...

If you don't know to who you are talking to, you shouldn't take it so seriously, you will hurt your heart. :)

Miss Philosophy said...

then email me

Miss Philosophy said...

I know Susan thank you. Should I just not post here anymore then? You got any advice for me? Since everyone else who's here besides the person I really want to talk to seems to not have anything else better to do with their time...

Anonymous said...

I don't have your email.

Miss Philosophy said...

forget it then if you don't have it

Anonymous said...

Seriously? Gotta grab a pen. Trust in the force I suppose.

Susane said...

if you have fun stay, if not, observe. Love doesn't come always as we want, it will find its path

Miss Philosophy said...

I am trusting "in the force" as you say Anon. I am putting all of my trust there. Thanks Susan! :)

Steve said...

To Miss Philosophy and other newcomers,

I and Miss Philosophy are newcomers to this blog. We appreciate the wonderful art here, not to mention the generosity of the host who allows us to share his/her blog home. I fear we newcomers may be overextending our welcome with large numbers of comments unrelated to the subject matter of the blog.

Miss Philosophy, I would like to ask for your help, to act as a leader and help set an example, for we who only recently have been visiting this blog.

I ask for your help, because I have great respect for your honesty and candor, and because you and I have been among the most prolific in adding comments. Our comments, because they are so numerous, affect the flavor and atmosphere of the blog, and perhaps are interfering with the enjoyment of the blog, for others, regular visitors to the blog who care a great deal for the art, but who are much less interested in our personal lives.

It is not just you and I, of course. But perhaps you and I can set an example by restricting the number of our comments, or at least trying to make sure that our comments relate, at least in a general way, to the subject matter of the blog.

This wonderful blog has allowed, and continues to allow us to have fun with other, to interact, to create connections and friends. But at the point we wish to carry on an "extended" personal conversation with the other, we should, I think, perhaps move that conversation to email, chat, or at least, somewhere else.

We can participate and enjoy the author's art, and have a little fun at the comments cocktail party afterward, but let us not overstay our welcome, or impose on our host.

As you know, yesterday, HopelessRomantic very nicely and tactfully drew these concerns to our attention. I have tried to take her tact to heart, in two ways. First, by reducing the clutter of my posts, by commenting less frequently; and second, by trying to relate each comment, at least in a general way, to the theme of the blog. Of course, I'm sure host doesn't mind if we chat, at little, among ourselves. But I do believe that the large number of extraneous, and personal comments which we are generating are interfering with the enjoyment of the blog by others, especially regular visitors.

I ask you, in friendship and with respect, to join me in setting a good example for recent newcomers.

Sincerely,

Steve

(nee "Anonymous")

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry. I just get flustered when confused. Sometimes I feel I understand meow and woof more clearly than what you mean. Even though they don't teach those particular languages in school - at least I can observe visual cues in such circumstance. Body language is what is missing. Visual cues are missing. Tell me where to go. Will follow.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Steve.

Anonymous said...

I can lock the people up who make me feel uncomfortable.The people who try me.The ones who make me feel like I don't know what I am doing or where I am going.
But I can't lock away the feelings. They live with me and inside me and forever and only some stages of sleep can rid quiten their voices I'd kill myself but I tried a few times and it didn't work. And now that I think about it, isn't killing yourself just like moving to another place.Still with no skills for living. Hoping someone might save you this time around. Hoping that something gives. Praying that something changes. Nothing does though. So I'm staying put for a while. But maybe i'll move. To try new challenges sometimes that will make life worthwhile.

Chop Logik said...

Thanks, Steve. You said it perfectly. While a vibrant exchange is wonderful, there are other avenues to communicate than the comments section of a blog.

In my mind, The I Wrote This For You project is what the comments should pertain to. If you followed this blog years ago, a certain intriguing & mystical quality existed when there were no comments whatsoever; it seemed much more likely that it truly was written just for you, and only you. When a newcomer stumbles upon the site and sees 150 comments or so on the latest entry, they may feel less inclined to be caught up in the magic of it, you know? My two cents.

Anonymous said...

Then this is not the Prison/Cage I was seeking. In my Lifes quest. For My Private Direct Message now labelled 'Newcomer'.
But as in Grace, Thank You for What Was...But will never be the same again.
Kywiddlypoo

Anonymous said...

I have questions. .
did you use to have my password? Do you want it back? If so, tell me what it was. No worries, we don't have to make it complicated.

hiside said...

Maybe someone here can't accept rejection..and still hoping for the what ifs.
You can't build happiness on others misery. the misery will come back to you.
Sometimes you just have to let go what is not yours.

muffin said...

Now I understand why the comments were disabled. I'm sorry, Iain.