Saturday, May 31, 2008

Compose Mail

Type fatigued fingers
Skid over the touch pad
Before swooping down to rescue
A marooned hyper link
Cast off by your unlucky baptism.
Name.surname tautens the
Gutted bloodied Strings of my
hoarse soul
Tuneless notes
From the silence
Of an unsent draft.
But I sing nevertheless

Of Slept-in sunrises
And sky-blue surprises.
Of mysterious handsome strangers
And their cooing courting ways
Of my fickle philandering glances
And your phony symphonied silence.

Of my empty empty skies
Empty but for the
melancholy contrails of flying aluminum hands

What do you do when the cashier
runs out of paper rolls?
I picked up the unwritten tab
And left the change

Indecision tears off
my fingernails
Keystroke by Keystoke.
Or send?
Am I a strangulated click
Away from the cataclysm of
A lifeless wait for
A treacherous eternity
Too late
In Visiting
Your soul?

I spell check
Love letters.
Why don't they leave
the purgatory of drafts to
Reach the infernal paradise
Of Sent mail?

Draft autosaved at 01:00 (one minute ago)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

According to Jung...

The dreamy idealist is very cautious and therefore often appears shy and reserved to others. He shares his rich emotional life and his passionate convictions with very few people. But one would be very much mistaken to judge him to be cool and reserved. He has a pronounced inner system of values and clear, honourable principles for which he is willing to sacrifice a great deal. Johanna von Orleans or Sir Galahad would have been good examples of this personality type. He is always at great pains to improve the world. He can be very considerate towards others and does a lot to support them and stand up for them. He is interested in his fellow beings, attentive and generous towards them. Once his enthusiasm for an issue or person is aroused, he can become a tireless fighter.

For the dreamy idealist, practical things are not really so important. He only busies himself with mundane everyday demands when absolutely necessary. He tends to live according to the motto “the genius controls the chaos” - which is normally the case so that he often has a very successful academic career. He is less interested in details; he prefers to look at something as a whole. This means that he still has a good overview even when things start to become hectic. However, as a result, it can occasionally happen that he overlooks something important. As he is very peace-loving, he tends not to openly show his dissatisfaction or annoyance but to bottle it up. Assertiveness is not one of his strong points; he hates conflicts and competition. He prefers to motivate others with his amicable and enthusiastic nature. Whoever has him as superior will never have to complain about not being given enough praise.

As at work, the dreamy idealist is a helpful and loyal friend and partner, a person of integrity. Obligations are absolutely sacred to him. The feelings of other are important to him and he loves making other people happy. He is satisfied with just a small circle of friends; his need for social contact is not very marked as he also needs a lot of time to himself. Superfluous small talk is not his thing. If one wishes to be friends with him or have a relationship with him, one would have to share his world of thought and be willing to participate in profound discussions. If you manage that you will be rewarded with an exceptionally intensive, rich partnership. Due to his high demands on himself and others, this personality type tends however to sometimes overload the relationship with romantic and idealistic ideas to such an extent that the partner feels overtaxed or inferior. The dreamy idealist does not fall in love head over heels but when he does fall in love he wants his to be a great, eternal love.