Monday, August 7, 2017

The Closet to First Contact 
How the world changed when he met that someone special 
How he must change to meet that someone special 


The Closet (Shakespearean sonnet) 

I weave for you a story of a boy
Whose loneliness would cause your heart to bend
Till then he never knew the taste of Joy
Till shadow in his closet turned to friend
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They talked of all the wonders of the sun
And how it felt to join the birds and fly
Behind closed doors such magic could be spun
Enough to let his miseries drift by
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Then came that day when boy was heading home
He met a girl who asked him for his name
From there they talked and let thoughts freely roam
Somehow their worlds would never be the same
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When to his closet with such news to share
He realized his friend no longer there 


A friend disappears when a ray of light enters a boy's life through this Shakespearean sonnet. Although this may be interpreted as a classic love sonnet, it is meant to be a story sonnet. What is interesting is the "the conflict stanza" (the third quatrain). Although it promises a bright new life. it also brings a death. 

Here's a strange one. A tale Arlene shared with me, that her friend shared with her. Arlene would hang out with a friend from school, Alana. Alana and her brother were well off. Their family was wealthy. Even so. Alana and her brother both had jobs. One day Alana calls Arlene to tell her Allie (what she called her brother) was fired from his job. In all our years, Arlene and I may have bumped into Allie, but we never really knew him. Things got worse as Allie only left his house for necessities, like food and such. Though time, he stopped answering Alana's phone calls. His shopping schedule made it really hard to catch hum on the street. Alana was persistent and caught him once. Allie was polite but very short. He insisted someone was waiting for him. Allie's behavior became so disturbing his whole family became concerned. They were about to take some radical action, when all of the sudden Allie meets a girl. The two hit it off. A new and improved Allie emerges. No one pursued what had happen to him. Everyone was just happy to have him back. I met Allen (Allie's real name) and his fiancee, Rachel, at a dinner party held by Alana.

Who really understands how the brain works? We know so much and are making unbelievable strides. Yet, there is so much left to learn. To throw one (or more) wrench into the works, there is change multiplied by we are all different. Yet, for each  one of us, it all starts here. What we like. What we feel. What we experience. And on and on. With all our brain does, it s a marvel that more doesn't go wrong. But think about it. One of reasons we humans are still around is because it works; and works well. It is evolved to work well and improve. Yet every once in a while something goes wrong: depression, overactive imagination, underdeveloped cells. brilliance, just to name a few abnormalities. Sometimes a person is born with brain abnormalities. Sometimes they develop. Sometimes the brain can correct itself. Sometimes it can't. Let us keep in mind these are exemption or the natural effects of aging. Our brain is a wonder.We are a wonder. Armed with this marvel let us Enjoy.


Let's enjoy secrets of another kind:  Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) "Secrets" 

The  dating scene - Step one 


 Men, maintain good body language.  When a man first approaches a woman, she will base 7% of her initial impression on what he says, 38% on his style of speaking and 55% on his appearance and body language. Here to show what we are talking about is TomSka, or Thomas Ridgewell.
Tom may have issues of his own. "First Contact (feat. Daniel Howell)"

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24 comments:

  1. Being completely on my own I can relate to this excellent poem.
    I am waiting for the day to come when I too visit my closset and find
    my friend no longer there.
    Have a good week Martin.

    Yvonne.

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    1. The sonnet touched you.
      Thank you for sharing this tender intimacy.

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  2. Interesting poem. Puts me in mind of that old song, Puff the Magic Dragon - who died when the little boy stopped visiting and playing with him. Such a wistful tale this is.

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    1. Thank you for sharing a memory.
      Happy that you enjoyed.

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  3. Yeah, it can be super hard to pinpoint anything when it comes to mass and individual, as each person is different indeed. And the brain is so complicated it makes it even more difficult.

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    1. Talk about complicated brains... Pat.
      Thank you for remembering me

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  4. Ah what wonders love can give... The poem is beautiful and it was interesting to read about your friends.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. It is nice to give back some of the pleasure you brought me.

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  5. The brain is indeed a complicated marvel. As our our psyches. The friend in the closet was a true friend, and needed. I too thought of Puff, a tale I still love.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your feelings.
      A new dream took over.

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  6. The mind is the greatest wonder of all and it is fragile like a little child. It was an enjoyable read and the story just proves that we are who are, and love will find us or vice versa. Greetings!

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful compliment.
      The mind is indeed a wonder.
      May its wonder guide your pen.

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  7. Hello, beautiful and sad poem. I think some people can handle alone time more than others. Most need people around them to feel alive. I am glad there was a happy ending to the story. Have a happy day!

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    1. I'm pretty sure you're right.
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
      You have a happy day too.

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  8. Grand!
    __ Loneliness, gives grace to a new friend; shadows fade, in newer sight. We see. _m

    the mind
    hears beyond what is said
    the eyes

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    1. Lovely interpretation of the poem.
      Thank you for the marvelous gift.

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  9. In some ways we are all that child waiting for that special ray of light to liberate us...

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    1. Thank you for sharing this great insight.

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  10. It reads story-like to me, and I really like that. I can see it happening, all the way to the empty closet...

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    1. Thank you. So wonderful to have caught your imagination.

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  11. The shadow leaves when the brightness of the girl in his life appears.

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    1. You caught that! Right you are!
      Thank you for the smile

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  12. Love your poem with lots of wisdom especially that the shadow is no longer needed. Great that love can motivate and change peoples lives. We have an "Allie" in our family. Let's hope he finds love

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    1. I'm so glad that you enjoyed.
      Thank you for the pleasure you expressed.
      Best wishes for your Allie

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