Talking to Strangers

One of the first things you learn as a kid is that you shouldn’t talk to strangers. You also definitely shouldn’t take candy from strangers. Is that really what we should be teaching kids though? Not the candy part so much. That seems like reasonable advice.

The importance of sympathy can’t really be overstated. It’s a lot harder to hate someone when you get to know them. No matter how different they are from you. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a little bit less, what about me? and a little bit more what about them?

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The whole world is movies these days. Old Hollywood movies are the least important, too. Remember when they used to call TV the silver screen? What’s television (v) anyway? What’s a television (n) anyway?

Cell phones are silver screens too. Do I look better in your hand or on the wall? I don’t know which one I want more. Say both or neither.

My vision is almost always blurry now. The end of the day like opening your eyes in the pool. If I ever get a pool I’ll go with salt water. Salt water on your feet, your legs, your back, your hards. In your eyes too.

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They say the crazies come out in the summer time. I wish there were more Bob Marley cover bands in the subway. Steel drum sounds better than most instruments on the train platform.

They have movies underground too now. Advertising is a hell of a drug. I used to believe in selling out but not anymore. Advocate number one for selling out right here.

Making a list of things to do: work out. check. Be nice. Check. Talk to strangers. Check. Eat healthier… pending.

Friday in the city. Saturday, no. What’s the opposite of city? Country? Eh.

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