Stephen R. Covey (via theplainjane)
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolutely simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.
Catch-22, Joseph Heller
sometimes pinecone stares at me for minutes at a time and i wonder why what are you thinking you cant even think words what are you looking at stop staring should i be scared dont kill me please dont kill me
i dance with you and you dance with me
as we drift through lover’s bend
this love to you is death to me
and that’s why we will end
one of the late night whispers
before we fell asleep was when you looked at me and said
“I think everyone has a novel in them, don’t you?”
you paused and shut your eyes until I thought you were dreaming
and then you opened them again and said
“its just takes talent to get them into the world.”
for the rest of the week, I would look at someone
and wonder what their novel looked like.
and I found the experience quite illuminating.
the next time I saw you, however,
I realized that while some people have a book in them,
you are a goddamn repository, the library of alexandria.
I want to sit and read every volume in your mind.
I think that is what it means to love someone.
and if you ever said you’ve missed me
then don’t say you never lied
sparks fly, and i
find you there
in the glow, then it fades away