Sunday, March 25, 2012

Of Lions and Giraffes

Hal and Oliver

There is this scene in Beginners...

Hal: Well let's say... let's say since you were little,
and you've always dreamed of someday getting a lion.

And you wait, and you wait, and you wait,
and you wait and the lion doesn't come.

Then along comes a giraffe.
You can be alone, or you can be with the giraffe.

Oliver: I'd wait for the lion.

Hal: That's why I worry about you.

I stopped writing, simply because I did not see the point. There was a circular momentum to all of this that required breaking. Some time away, a new job, a myriad of small permutations of combinations that would hopefully lead somewhere - some place away from the circle.

So here I am, back at the beginning, waiting for my Lion.
Unbending, as always, cocking my middle finger at this world,
Telling it to take its best shot
While I wait for my lion to man the fuck up
And get back into my life.


Jacie said...

hey Mark good to see you back!
That bloody lion's been keeping a lot of us waiting - hope he shows up soon ...

Mark J said...

Thanks Jacie - although technically it would be a lioness, and a she :)

I spend more time around Tumblr and twitter these days - but I will be posting more often if the mood strikes me - and I don't end up repeating myself :)

deAdlyjelly said...

Hey! Has this party happened already? Baby must've eaten my invite.

If it's danger you're after, how about a hedgehog? Plenty of choice, they're spiny AND riddled with all sorts of nasty bacteria. Hedgehogs screw lions any day.