Growing Up #15: Alternate Lives

The week before last week, or last last week as the 12 year old me would say, I was in
conversation with a wise friend. Our conversation shifted to domain names, and the ubiquitous nature of them – always unavailable. My friend says it’s about being quick – finding alternatives. I say it’s about being lucky.

Perhaps it’s both, or neither. Either ways ‘unavailable’ is a tag attached unto many. And perhaps lucky enough to find an alternative is the next best thing there is. If so, then we must be a collection of alternative happenings, for a perfect collinearity of reality and want is a myth, existent only in the boxes of geometry.

If so, then we must be a wayward jumble of alternatives – shaped by all the things we couldn’t have. Thinking of ourselves as the next best alternative is rather strange, like looking at oneself not in the mirror but from the other side of the mirror.


Week 15 of writing a snippet a week, mostly on a Saturday. There are some cheat weeks of course, like  Monday or a Tuesday. 

Inktober + Poetry #2: Mindless

Day 2

These mindless rambles
that inadvertently
jump off the tongue,
could they hold the
secrets of our hearts?

These mindless rambles about
that we cannot stop,
the convoluted awareness we
fail to comprehend, and
the inexplainable connection
we come across – unwarranted mostly.

These mindless rambles,
could they hold the
secrets of our hearts?


I love to ramble, about 1467 things, with people I treasure.