I’m trying to find someone I’m quite comfortable with and live a quiet life in comfort.
~ A ~
A, The first letter of the European alphabets, has, in the English language, three different sounds, which may be termed the broad, open, and slender.
The broad sound resembling that of the German a is found, in many of our monosyllables, as all, wall, malt, falt; in which a is pronounced as au in cause, or aw in law. Many of these words were anciently written with au, as sault, waulk; which happens to be still retained in fault. This was probably the ancient sound of the Saxons, since it is almost uniformly preserved in the rustic pronunciation, and the Northern dialects, as maun for man, haund for hand.
A open, not unlike the a of the Italians, is found in father, rather, and more obscurely in fancy, fast, &c.
A slender or close, is the peculiar a of the English language, resembling the sound of the French e masculine, or diphthong ai in païs, or perhaps a middle sound between them, or between the a and e; to this the Arabic a is said nearly to approach. Of this sound we have examples in the words, place, face, waste, and all those that terminate in ation; as, relation, nation, generation.
A is short, as, glass, grass; or long, as, glaze, graze: it is marked long, generally, by an e final, plane, or by an i added, as, plain.
The first person to capitalize the letter ‘h’ was a drunkard.
He took two shits in an hour and realized he was living the American dream
He was from a small town in Austria, the first to welcome the arrival of German troops
like pendejas, smiling and clapping passing round babies and opening 100 year old wines.
The circus was in town and he thought about the first time he heard of the north pole
so much data he thought with no shortcut to seclusion _He was the type of man
to throw pennies in the fountain and wish for a new wooden spoon to eat
soup with. He got tired of wishing and carved one himself out of the chair leg
he sat in to eat soup every Thursday. Some nights when he’d had
a certain amount of stilton cheese he’d dream he was a teacher
in a class of hammerhead sharks teaching them how to speak by
giving them roles in Shakespeare plays, then they would throw medical bottles
at him. Glass ones, shaped like coffins and skulls. He wakes up
at the same point every time, just as it goes viral. He had an affair with
a pilot in the Luftwaffe but it will never be made into a movie. They ate
kidney and beans and when the pilot was away, thats when he drank.
I often slip this story under my tongue to tell the inmates. You can be a great man
a coward and a dreamer whos last words are this is Korea this is what
I have been afraid of.
1. Linguistic Intelligence: the capacity to use language to express what’s on your mind and to understand other people. Any kind of writer, orator, speaker, lawyer, or other person for whom language is an important stock in trade has great linguistic intelligence.
2. Logical/Mathematical Intelligence: the capacity to understand the underlying principles of some kind of causal system, the way a scientist or a logician does; or to manipulate numbers, quantities, and operations, the way a mathematician does.
3. Musical Rhythmic Intelligence: the capacity to think in music; to be able to hear patterns, recognize them, and perhaps manipulate them. People who have strong musical intelligence don’t just remember music easily, they can’t get it out of their minds, it’s so omnipresent.
4. Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence: the capacity to use your whole body or parts of your body (your hands, your fingers, your arms) to solve a problem, make something, or put on some kind of production. The most evident examples are people in athletics or the performing arts, particularly dancing or acting.
5. Spatial Intelligence: the ability to represent the spatial world internally in your mind — the way a sailor or airplane pilot navigates the large spatial world, or the way a chess player or sculptor represents a more circumscribed spatial world. Spatial intelligence can be used in the arts or in the sciences.
6. Naturalist Intelligence: the ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) and sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations). This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef.
7. Intrapersonal Intelligence: having an understanding of yourself; knowing who you are, what you can do, what you want to do, how you react to things, which things to avoid, and which things to gravitate toward. We are drawn to people who have a good understanding of themselves. They tend to know what they can and can’t do, and to know where to go if they need help.
8. Interpersonal Intelligence: the ability to understand other people. It’s an ability we all need, but is especially important for teachers, clinicians, salespersons, or politicians — anybody who deals with other people.
9. Existential Intelligence: the ability and proclivity to pose (and ponder) questions about life, death, and ultimate realities.
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I can’t tell you what it’s like
‘outside the box’
I’ve never been
I’m just repeating stories
that people tell in here
I can tell you that it’s crowded
in the box
a few people want out
if only to stretch their legs
get some fresh air
shake hands with the one
or two people outside
legends who walked through
perhaps realizing atoms
are mostly empty space
the trick is to become a pigeon
who is no longer afraid of humans
who calls the bluff of oncoming cars
ride the pigeon thing
if it becomes too thick
dilute it with water
refer to the recipe
*Your identity was stolen by the Rembrandt
a failed rain
the summer loose
hanging like a bat