вторник, августа 29, 2006

Four hundred and fifty five words on friendship

It is necessary, at this moment, to pause in our reflections on wisdom that I might drop a charmed word or four hundred and fifty five on the topic of friendship.

When in need, there are few greater resources than a gaggle of willing friends. It’s ever so handy to have at one’s disposal a select group of moderately incompetent well-wishers to ease the rocky roads we are all forced to tread from time to needlessly trying time. I suppose that the satisfaction derived from being a Daemon Lord lies not only in the pursuit of carnality, but also in the knowledge that one has a bevy of hyena-men pootling about, jaws aslaver at the prospect of giving you a damned good hand with the dishes.

I recently discovered that I had no friends. Being such manifestly wonderful creations, one could be forgiven for thinking that making friends would be to humans what nest-building is to birds: a task you’d rather some other bastard would undertake for you, so you can simply receive the finished product with little babies waiting to hatch and an irresistable urge to chunder in each others’ mouths, but by dammit something that can well be done with one’s own hands – or wings, as the case may be – and with considerable aplomb, should the need arise. Well, I certainly hope I need not mention that such is not the case. Readers who, having cast an appraising eye over the preceding sentiments, casually evoked somesuch thought: ‘What is the man whinging about? Making friends is like wanking: fast, easy, and satisfying,’ may avert thine eyes now. We are not all Gods walking upon this Earth, able to win true and lifelong friends willy-nilly by sheer force of our numinous nimbi, rampant libidos, and lightning crackling from fingers. It’s damned hard work – especially those of us who, obliged to fulfill certain domestic responsibilities (Earl Grey does not make itself, after all), are unable to venture forth with a cheery smile plastered across the old mug, hugging this prole and that in an orgy of soulmatery. Friends are supposed to be the kind of people who wriggle their disgusting way out of the woodwork at just the right time. Well, do you think any came wriggling my way? It was quite, I can assure you, the opposite: I planted myself on the ground and waited for friends to flock around, frothing with enthusiasm, yet found myself watching three millipedes trundle away in that enragingly pointless fashion of theirs from under the leaves I had disturbed. Millipedes, for God’s sake: even a smelly little blighter with thirty-thousand excess legs and a tendency to coil up like a poo had more friends than I.

10 комментариев:

Анонимный комментирует...

chunder this, chunder that - i think it could possibly be your unhealthy obsession with chunder thats keeping you down...

jikajika комментирует...

On the contrary, it's solely the notion of chunder which is keeping me going right now.

If only you knew how unhealthy some of my OTHER obsessions are...

Анонимный комментирует...

(hands held to cheeks like macauly culkin in home alone)

Анонимный комментирует...

maybe its time to come back north...

Pierre комментирует...

Mais tu es mon ami.

jikajika комментирует...

Oy vey! Last thing I need right now is more contemplation. It's action time, folks! Action! Action! Action! Don't think, do! Trust your instincts! Trust MY instincts! And clean up after yerself when yer done, alright...?

And once I've sorted these recent ruptures in my spacefuckentime continuum, I'll certainly devote some time to the prospect of a return north. The further I get from home, the colder the ground becomes, as Rich Terfry almost said.

jikajika комментирует...

Pierre! Vous baiseur de hanche! Je t'aime! Je t'aime! Je t'aime! J'aime vos verres et extrais, et j'aime vos chemises, mais surtout je t'aime. C'est vrai. Désirent ardemment Pierre de phase et ses verres (et mine) et ses chemises!

jikajika комментирует...

Va-t-il comment mon Français?

Pierre комментирует...

Je vais fort bien, l'ami G. m'a fait don d'un disque de Leonard Cohen que je trouve admirable, et vous comment allez-vous ?

jikajika комментирует...

J'ai découvert que l'histoire russe d'enseignement en Australie m'élimine de n'importe quel autre travail. J'ai découvert que je dois marcher la ligne entre la folie et la banalité, et qu'elle est trop pour demander d'autres de tolérer cette caractéristique. J'ai découvert que septembre 2006 est l'un de mes mois de favori - et c'est de seulement un jour de vieux!

Maintenant que ce que j'appelle potentiel.