I’m in all kinds of trouble now,
The kind where you wake up on a train
And everything, everything’s strange
And where am I? And when did the season change?
I must have been asleep.
I’m sure I must be late.
I’m in all kinds of danger.
The stranger on the platform is not a proper stranger.
“You’re here with me,” he says, “isn’t it great?”
And he’s right.
The kind where there’s too much meaning on the edges of sight
Because he might be there.
The kind where you randomly weep.
I’m in deep, deep hot water.
In a boiling hot geyser
In the mists
In the midst
Of ridiculous Icelandic snow.
You should give up the fags and eat fruit,
Because life should last longer, this life should last longer
If someone like him exists.
Everybody. Lock away the razors and save your lovely wrists:
Someone like him exists.
I’m in every single kind of trouble now
The kind where a kind man could write himself a significant part.
I’m in very grave danger
Of a change of heart.
— All Kinds of Trouble, Abigail Burdess, 2003
Hello Tumblr! I have been thinking about what it means to start a new year. The idea of starting things fresh, and why so many of us fail to keep our New Year’s Resolutions. Admittedly, this question has been asked (and answered) before, and I have had much more interesting things to do lately (such as play Lego Harry Potter years 5-7). However, I have also been dwelling on changes and challenges as of late, mainly because I am now in the working world as an adult and find myself dismayed by the sheer amount of time I spend doing laundry, washing dishes and paying bills. Not to mention the countless hours spent at work. Now, all those things are important, but I feel like something is missing. Adventure, surely. But more importantly gaining both knowledge and experiences that are varied. Most of my current education is around my profession and while that’s great, I’d also like to be a but more well-rounded. So that is my goal for this year: 365 days to learn/do 365 new things. Maybe that’s something as simple as learning a new word for my GRE exams or reading a book/article. Perhaps it will be creating a new recipe or finally exploring a place that is outside my own province. Regardless, I’m hoping that by January 1, 2013 I can say that I’m a little smarter, healthier and happier. Feel free to join me for the ride. Let’s do this flamboyantly!
— William James