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M J ♪♫, 59 y.o.
Chicago, United States [Current City]


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Joined 3 years ago, profile updated 3 years ago.

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Reply - Conversation - Oct 13
Thank you for you message. I was born in Bastogne and in the second war. have a nice Halloween
Reply - Conversation - Oct 9
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. That's the plan, aiming big
Reply - Conversation - Jun 21
Stretch marks. Mostly, stretch marks are the result of life-changing growth. I think that is what she was trying to say. Like Ann Patchett writes, it is like a big circle. "I've gone on a get-a-man crusade, but so far it's been a disaster and I'm feeling as bad about myself as I ever have. There are a few times in life when you leap up and the past that you'd been standing on falls away behind you, and the future you mean to land on is not yet in place, and for a moment you're suspended knowing nothing and no one, not even yourself. Hope is [not COVID] is a plague. Hope is like walking around with a fishhook in your mouth and somebody just keeps pulling it and pulling it.”
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Sometimes u step on some old soil , and at a first glance you think that the land is fertile
So you take care of it ; you plant flowers in it , you feed its birds and gazelles , you treat it as if it was your home and you need no language to know where are your feet on …

It appears so safe and peaceful , but one night while u are sleeping … you suddenly open your eyes shocked seeing its snakes and scorpions biting you , you saw them before , but you didn’t make an attention for them because you already know how peaceful the land is … or so you thought …

They keep biting you over and over but you still insist to stay and give the land a chance
But no matter how much you resist the toxicity , it comes back again even higher than before

So u decide to leave the land for good , knowing it was a lie and that u had no place in it from the start … one day out of curiosity …

You come back to check it for one last time … and u expect nothing but deadly disgusting toxic air which made u realise that u were too blind to see that You are watering a desert
Reply - Conversation - Jun 15
Hi nice to meet you
Reply - Conversation - Dec 18, 2021
Depends on the level of insomnia ....
Reply - Conversation - Sep 10, 2021
Would not the age be yet another restriction?
Limitations set by the cultural norm.
As if there was some higher power pointing out, what is normal and what is not.
Not mixing it with morals or any other virtue.
I am keen to explore the limitations of mind. Is there anything predominantly fixed. Or is it all bond to my inner work.
Reply - Conversation - Aug 18, 2021
You say the lake never changed. But the people inside the city changed. The cultural change, the environmental change, the architectural change... many things changed already
Reply - Conversation - May 29, 2021
Hey The English Prof from Chicago! Well, the most prominent quote from Orwell's 1984 is "Orthodoxy is unconsciousness" and he wasn't referring to religion. In the book, the people around the main character were brainwashed and very professionally deceived that the normal was truly unconsciousness because everyone believed what the government said! Winston Smith had just had a revelation about his surroundings and started developing all of these ideas that Orwell wrote to channel the human condition under the control of "democracy" and "fighting terror" and the governmental definitions of terror and illicit action and views on countries and people and so on.
How much time is considered orthodox to sleep each night? Just to sound crazy and unhinged, I'll tell you why do we need to sleep at night? Why is it necessary to sleep seven hours each night? Who said 9-to-5 jobs were good to our heads? Why is aplrazolam such a high alert drug yet found everywhere? Why is the middle class preferring true unconsciousness over consciousness? Are we just unconscious in a world full of rules written by money-vacuums and murderers dressed in suits? What's wrong that "orthodoxy is unconsciousness" is such a provoking line? Is George Orwell trying to sell drugs? Or is something really up?
I thank you so much for this post. Come back!
Reply - Conversation - Jan 25, 2021
Nice story! ☺️
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