Contracts, computers, and coffee
Her: Of course I remember you. How are you?
Me: Less crazy. (pause) Slightly less crazy.
I’m doing some wild things these days, alla which I may be able to tell you in due time. There are legal and personal reasons I can’t.
It’s a bit rough, not having anyone I can share these parts of my life with. I can’t tell anyone about them. I have no reeds.
All of these new people I’ve been meeting lately are a little too new to share the kinda stuff I do.
They’re not ready to see me without my mask.
I’ve also been chatting with a few people from my past like HEI and Lviv but I can’t share with them either because that’s not the role we play in each other’s lives.
In fact, there’s really only one person that will listen and won’t put me into jeopardy, legal or otherwise.
Me: …but I’m meeting them for dinner and we’ll decide what do next.
Him: Can I come?
Me: I think you’ll find it boring.
Him: I can play with my tablet and I’ll wear my headset.
Me: Why do you even want to come if it’s boring?
Him: Because you’re my papa!
Speaking of lonely things, the loneliest people in the world are the ones that can’t accept the truth of the world, they can only accept the world as they see it.
I’ve been teaching a friend of mine a particular skill I have but he’s realizing that education is expensive. Knowledge comes at a cost.
Me: You’ll have to hide what you’re able to do now. People will be jealous and try to tear you down for seeing the world as it really is. Or they’ll call you a liar and say none of it’s true.
Him: It’s already happening. I showed my buddy what we do and he got upset. So, I just stopped bringing it up.
Me: (nodding) It’s easier to hate people than to try and understand them. I keep things to myself so I’m not hated quite as much. Now you have to do the same. (shrugging) In the end, it doesn’t matter if people believe we can do what we can do. All that matters is that we can do it. The fewer people like us there are, the better it is for people like us.
I’m making some changes in my life, I
think hope for the better.
Somena once told me that the hardest part of life is figuring out how much of your past to bring with you to your future.
She was right then and’s still right now.
Location: my current apartment, surrounded by contracts, computers, and coffee
Music: take your chances as they come (Spotify)
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