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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Resurrection_Joe, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

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    Once I found a dead balloon on the side of a gravel road. I don't remember the color, but I remember wondering from whence it came, and what paths it had travelled to get to it's final resting place.

    I wonder at the parallels between baloons and kites.

    A kite is chained sky cavorting. A kite is joyful, and I enjoy them, but the kite, while wild and free, defiant and absolute, is the kind of thing that depends on others to exert its will.

    A balloon, on the other hand, is pondering. It has somehwere to go, but it more concerned with it's dignity. It will float and travel and wander the wide sky, until conditions defeat it and it shrivels and dies.

    Kites are the cause of fun and joy, but balloons, balloons are witnesses to very special events in one's life. Some are more glamorous, but the simplest of them knows that it's understated presence makes a moment all that more special. The kite will never venture to the places balloons can inhabit, not in thier true form. The kite does not care, for the kite does not know.

    I don't really know, balloons, kites, navigating thier respective skies...

    Kites are for the glory of it all, and balloons have stories to tell....

    ...and that's really all there is to it.
     
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    good piece. U write it?
     
  3. Resurrection_Joe

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    fixed it for ya'



    Once I found a empty beer bottle on the side of a gravel road. I don't remember the brand, but I remember wondering from whence it came, and what paths it had travelled to get to it's final resting place.

    I wonder at the parallels between beer and whiskey.

    A beer is joyful, and I enjoy them, but beer, while wild and free, defiant and absolute, is the kind of thing that depends on others to exert its will.

    Whiskey, on the other hand, rocks. It has somehwere to go, but it is more concerned with it's dignity. It will make one buzzed and travel and wander the bars aimlessly, until it defeats one liver and it shrivels and dies.

    Beers are the cause of fun and joy, but whiskey, whiskey is witnesses to very special events in one's life. Some are higher proof, but the simplest of them knows that it's understated presence makes a moment all that more special. Beer will never venture to the places whiskey can inhabit, not in thier true form. The beer does not care, for whiskey does not know.

    Beers are for the glory of it all, and Whiskey, it has stories to tell....

    ...and that's really all there is to it.
     
  5. 84k5

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    I dig it.

    Found a balloon in the middle of the desert once. It really is a curious thing to come across.
     
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    me too
    Shane you really impress me sometimes
     
  7. Resurrection_Joe

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    Thank you

    That's what goes through my head all day, I just seem to find meaning in everything.
     
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    Pretty good man........
     
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    i think about a lot of stuff all day too, but i can never put it into words like that
     
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