(e) None of the above. (pinky_thebrain) wrote,
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Why I need you

I've been thinking how there's only so far an individual, however brilliant, can go. The age of the lone polyglot (though they were never truly alone; few if any were self-sustaining hermits) is all but over. I think now is the age of brilliant communities. Egos accommodating egos, letting ourselves die a little for the common good.

And even if this isn't a "dawning of a new era" at all, I am still drawn towards all the "comm"s: communication, community, commune etc

I love conversation when I am deftly reined in by someone else, when we capture each other, when we're warp & weft, making nets around the pulsing entrails of our thoughts. So often we are on our own threads, blind spiders. We are eloquent with careless hooks, loose cannonballs, lassos and mixed metaphors while our starlight is no more than the desperate tail of a meteor falling solo.

Too often we wake up in the morning alone and not recollecting, with unidentifiable bruises and craters and despondency.

Let's not only hold each other afterwards, let's hold each other during. Even hooking pinkie fingers together is sometimes enough.
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Egos accommodating egos, letting ourselves die a little for the common good.

For some reason this reminds me of the tarot card for Death, which is a signifier of change rather than destruction. (It also reminds me of la petite mort, because my brain is filthy/profound like that.)

Individuality is something that I feel is given power by a context of community. If a man were an island, then being an individual would have no meaning. Other people - in their company, their perspectives, their love - help me to be the person I want to be. Or in some cases, discover the person I never dreamt I really was all along.