Saturday, September 22, 2007

Who Knows How to Make Love Stay?

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Who knows how to make love stay?


1. Tell love you are going to the Junior’s Deli on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn to pick up a cheesecake, and if love stays, it can have half. It will stay.

2. Tell love you want a memento of it and obtain a lock of its hair. Burn the hair in a dime-store incense burner with yin/yang symbols on three sides. Face southwest. Talk fast over the burning hair in a convincingly exotic language. Remove the ashes of the burnt hair and use them to paint a mustache on your face. Find love. Tell it you are someone new. It will stay.

3. Wake love up in the middle of the night. Tell it the world is on fire. Dash to the bedroom window and pee out of it. Casually return to bed and assure love that everything is going to be all right. Fall asleep. Love will be there in the morning.

- Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker


24 comments:

Daddo said...

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus indeedy. Women got Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Pablo Neruda and Tom Robbins. Men got Jason Bourne, James Bond and Jack Ryan. How cool is that!. ;)

So any ideas, how this madness going to work?

By the way, love the new category/label. ;)

Angeli said...

oh, but i love robert ludlum and tom clancy, too!

who says i can only live in venus? :)

Daddo said...

You can live in my world anytime. ;)

Angeli said...

yes i can, but i know nothing of your world. mine's virtually open through this site. your world belongs to the great unknown, of which i only get small glimpses through the comments that you make.

Angeli said...

hey, do you want me to post your response or would you rather keep it private? just say the word. :)

by the way, i had a faint inkling that you are what you said you are. it was probably from gut instinct or a sense of mind too inward and femininely involute. :)

i appreciate your honesty. it's something the world is in dire need of. :)

Daddo said...

Keep it private! Thanks for giving me the option. ;)

You are always step ahead of me. I'd figure it's better come clean. Oh well. ;)

Angeli said...

yup.. as they say, life is too fragile for liars. :)

and while you're at it, better come clean all the way. tell me what your student number is at UP Baguio (that is, if you can still remember it). it will be off the record. :)

and you know, if you want things private, there's always email..

Angeli said...

...or the phone for that matter... :)

Daddo said...

I never lied! I could have dodge the question forever but I was so miserable. I thougt of simply dropping off but I was afraid you start writing those sob stories again. ;)

First time I have a good night sleep in days. ;)

How about dinner when I am in 'hood? I'll tell you everything.

Angeli said...

what and where is 'hood?

Angeli said...

don't make fun of my sob stories. i am the person i am now because of those stories.

yes, you could have given me oblique silences or tangential answers but nothing beats the truth, right? :)

Daddo said...

Agree with you on telling the truth. Sob stories comment is a tongue and cheek comment okay. ;)

I meant to say – How about I buy you dinner when I am in the neighborhood? It was early ayem and CPU is faster than I/O.

Angeli said...

say what??!! what do you mean by ayem and I/O? some kinda jargon?

isn't it better to express yourself in unambiguous, and well-written sentences using precise and well-chosen words? (and i'm lecturing again... i just can't help it, sorry.. :)

yes, i'd like to have dinner with you (that is, IF it's EVER going to HAPPEN.) :)

Daddo said...

I’ll look you up when I am in town, then ;)

Angeli said...

so when will that be?

Daddo said...

Not soon enough!

Angeli said...

there is a BIG possibility that us having dinner together will never happen. but you know, something tells me that it will.
you were the one who told me that dreams DO come true. and this one will.

voodoo economics! yey!!!! :)

quoting a very undead person, "i want you in my life so bad not to let you in" and not to risk everything again.

and the world is watching........

Daddo said...

How about first or second quarter next year? You pick the place.

Angeli said...

..and my heart just flipped over..

anywhere.

Daddo said...

You are relentless!

Angeli said...

wait, i have to look up what 'relentless' means. :)

Daddo said...

Are patronizing me? ;)

Angeli said...

was just trying to figure out if meant "relentless" in a good or bad way. it can be either way. :)

Daddo said...

You are always good in my book. ;)
So it is relentless good.

 
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