Friday, June 6, 2008

seven. human emotion

My mind works in shifts, and thinks in emotion. These shifts could change for the better, the worse, throughout the day, week, or month. The shifts always change, and never meet in the middle. I'm currently in the middle of a shift change. For the past couple of days I've been thinking about emotions. Human emotions in particular, the basics you know love, hate, joy, melancholy, apathy, laziness, etc.  Most in particular "love",  such a powerful word. The dictionary defines "love" as a noun as well as a verb and its meaning as a "profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person". This is simply not true. As people or individuals rather, we are all different we handle situations differently, act different, talk different, and develop our own definitions and meanings for something that people as a whole think is so easily defined, like "love". "Love" is the most complicated thing to define, and wrap your head around because it means something different to each person, so why do people as a whole use a word like that so loosely? "I love you", " I love this song", " I love this city", and so on. Why do you love it?, "I'm not sure, I just do". You copout sack of recessive traits, people as a whole also sorely underestimate the power of words and how they're used. Why do you love me? Why do you love this song? Why in the fuck would you love a city like this? 

When something as powerful as that is said, it needs to be made quite clear why its being said, and what it means. You never know who is going to be listening to you, or how it could effect them.


I'm not sure exactly what this entry is supposed to mean, or exactly what I was trying to get across, but perhaps in time you could develop your own definition, or maybe I could do the same for myself. Perhaps I shouldn't be as cryptic and just write exactly what is on my mind at all times, and stop mentally battling myself.

1 comment:

kwame said...

Write the way you need to write, cryptic or not.