The books suffer our love.
Broken spines, dog ears, highlighted quotes in the most ruthless way, shabby corners from the eternity spent in our travel bags - these are the mere results of our fidelity to the dearest habit we possess. We love, we destroy. I find magic in this cycle of reading. From the very first touch of the newly printed book with the scent of typography ink that’s giving away the joy of flipping through crispy and slightly glued along the edges pages to the full adoration and affection by the story it tells. The cycle comes to an end and starts anew when we put on the shelf read up to holes copy with a worn out cover and various tags. This is a beautiful cycle of acquaintance and parting, birth and decay. This is a cycle of suffering on both sides. The book that ends up with owner’s imprints and a reader with a massive hangover. We develop the addiction, our drugs are legal and depend on us.
📌 Do you have any bad reading habits?
It has happened to each and everyone of us:
the one you once gave your trust to, ended up snatching away your peace of mind, your undauntedness in life, your wings...
however the invaders who cut away someone else's happiness
are stealing something they couldn't grow themselves.
their betrayel will ache your spine for sure.
but it will never take away the ability to grow new wings. 🕊 - Ramdey
The snow is creme brule tonight. When I was younger there was a short 5 mile hike to a small pond in my neighborhood. When the snow made crisp footprints I would go out alone and walk half way, then turn around and carefully step into each footprint. I hoped that someone would see a lone set of footprints hiking with them, that they would measure their steps by mine, take a second to view something off the path that I did. I hoped that they would have a quiet walk with my ghost. I hoped that once they got to know my trail, that they would be suprised to see it just... vanish. Not even close to the destination, gone without a trace. I would hope that they would view this with wonder and confusion, but ultimately forget about it that night.
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A lonely boy's summer.
1 52:26 AM Feb 23, 2018
February 22, 2018
After last night’s colossal snow dump and the ensuing snowmageddon, I hope tonight’s ride home will be back to normal.
But tonight we have Satan on the bus!
As I sit down and start to chat with a fellow passenger she points to a man taking a seat at the very front. “See that guy there,” she whispers. “That’s Satan.” I look over in what I hope is a casual way so as not to gain his attention. He’s wearing a long overcoat, a knit cap and is walking with a cane. Suddenly, he turns to look at us as if he knows we were talking about him. I swing my head back to look out the window so fast I feel a twinge in my neck. Ouch!
The woman proceeds to tell me the tale of our “Satan”. Apparently nobody knows his real name but he’s some kind of “high priest” in the local satanic circles. He was arrested a few years ago for threatening to “sacrifice” a young couple he met at a bus stop. The details are sketchy, but a meat cleaver, garbage bags and assorted ritual daggers were found in his backpack.
So what’s happened in those years since he was arrested? There’s no answer on that one, but he’s now loose and on the bus. I don’t see any evidence of a backpack, and other than the cane, there’s no obvious weapon in sight. Of course, it could be hidden in his long, bulky overcoat.
He turns to look in our direction again and raises his bushy eyebrows and smiles. Oh so creepy!
We’re approaching my stop and I can’t get off this bus fast enough let me tell you. I go down the stairs as quick as I can without causing myself injury, say “good night” to Driver Sven and run to catch my next bus.
Yours in transit.
If you've followed me for some time you'll know for the majority, I'm more or less a #BoomBap artist but. BoomBap was never my introduction to HipHop though. 1st was the movie "Space Jam" at 5😂. then when I got concious of what genres were. "Nelly - Country Grammer" when it came out was my first cassette tape n CD. @majicali was the one who showed me the tape.breh I hid this tape from my mama like my life depended on it Lol remember I'm like 9 years old...so yeah I had to. My parents listened to "Luthor Vendors" "Marvin Gaye","Bob Marley" and them..so yeah u can imagine what would happen if they caught me with that😂. Now being an adult and relistening and remembering the Impact Nelly had for being the guy to put St.Louis on the map,then making the concept of "Nellyville". These 2 albums and a few other rap/HipHop albums. play a big part in how I want to put on where I'm from(😰😨😱thts alot to ask of myself ). Having said tht...I'm still more or less a BoomBap artist for the time being.
Mix of my favorite tracks from both the albums:
"Throw Dem Rappers"
"Ride wit me"
"Air force ones"
What was your first Rap/HipHop album you bought?