“How to love your depressed lover.
Last night I thought I kissed the loneliness from out your belly button. I thought I did, but later you sat up, all bones and restless hands, and told me there is a knot in your body that I cannot undo. I never know what to say to these things. “It’s okay.” “Come back to bed.” “Please don’t go away again.” Sometimes you are gone for days at a time and it is all I can do not to call the police, file a missing person’s report, even though you are right there, still sleeping next to me in bed. But your eyes are like an empty house in winter: lights left on to scare away intruders. Except in this case I am the intruder and you are already locked up so tight that no one could possibly jimmy their way in. Last night I thought I gave you a reason not to be so sad when I held your body like a high note and we both trembled from the effort.
Some people, though, are sad against all reason, all sensibility, all love. I know better now. I know what to say to the things you admit to me in the dark, all bones and restless hands. “It’s okay.” “You can stay in bed.” “Please come back to me again.”
“There are dreamers and there are realist in this world. You’d think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realist would find the realist but…more often then not,the opposite is true. You see the dreamers need the realists to keep them from soaring too close to the sun.And the realists… well, without the dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground.”
— Cameron, Modern Family (Episode: Punkin Chunkin)
Ladies and gentlemen :oD Here’s a first look at the TV show I’ve been working on all year, HITRECORD ON TV! It’s a half-hour variety show with short films, live performances, music, cartoons, and of course, MORE!
Hundreds of thousands of artists from all over the world contribute to the collaborative projects we have going on our site — hitRECord.org — where I’ve been directing each piece and performing in a bunch of them too. Btw, we’re still finishing the last few episodes, so come contribute something…
It’s coming out January 18th, and it’s gonna be on a new cable channel called Pivot. I think you guys are reeeally gonna like it <3
“Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of the other person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: help him or her to empty his heart. And if you remember that you are helping him or her to suffer less, and then even if he say things full of wrong perception, wrong of bitterness, you are still capable to continue to listen with compassion. Because you know that listening like that, with compassion, you give him or her a chance to suffer less. If you want to him or her to correct his perception, then you wait for another time. But for the time being, you just listen with compassion and help him or her to suffer less. And one hour like that can bring transformation and healing.”