"A Close Call"
As Alex Dorsey looks across the yard at Mariangela Diaz, he has no idea that in 99.99999% of the parallel universes that him and Mariangela both exist in, they actually meet at this party and embark on a horribly destructive and lengthy love affair that ruins both of their lives and leaves them bitter, hollow shells of their former selves… creating a legacy of pain and sorrow for generations.
FORTUNATELY, this version of Alex and Mariangela happen to live in the parallel reality where Mariangela picked up smoking at the age of 16 (which only occurs in .00001% of the parallel universes she and Alex exist in), so that when Alex spotted her from across the room, he thought to himself “I don’t like smoking” and then quickly looked away… never to think of her again.
While each of their paths in time always lead them here to this party, in this universe they thankfully do not continue together… both of them never knowing how close they came to lives of pure misery.
"The Lies of Your Mind’s Eye"
The mind’s eye absorbs all that it sees
And most of what it sees happens on TVs.
Co-opting your memory, replacing it with tales
Structured carefully around advertiser’s sales.
So much of the nostalgia that you hold most dear
Didn’t occur at all, yet it’s recalled crystal clear
Replacing the actual events in your mind’s eye
Making the fake feel so real, and the real like a lie.
Maybe it’s okay, and “what’s real” is simply a choice
Because reality sounds better in your television’s voice.
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The Waterboys, “The Whole of the Moon”, live at Cropredy 2014.
Yeah that wheel chock is totally going to stop the truck from rolling away. It’s a good thing some people only unload trucks….
Chalk Selfie (at Northern Warehouse Artist COOP)