Friday, November 19, 2010
Posted by Zek J. Evets at 12:01 AM
Quotes to me are among the most important pieces of wisdom mankind can utilize. Quotes contain so much in such a small space. They are perfect for the Saboteur Academic who's on the go and can't be bothered lugging large boxes of wisdom around all the time.
This is a piece I've been continuously adding to, which is a collection of quotations about my life inspired by people I've known, and here's what I've got so far...
I remember the first words I heard. They were in Yiddish
I remember the first words I spoke. They were in Spanish.
I remember the cooing of my mother, and the grunts of my father, like a secret language I was supposed to know but never learn.
I remember the skeptical lip-twists of my brother.
I remember the advice of aunts, and uncles, and strangers, like I gave a shit.
I remember the stories from my grandparents about golems.
I remember the jokes friends to cover the awkward silences.
I remember the whispers of my lover convoluted like the bedsheets.
I remember the news-casters and politicians and advertisements struggling to hold my earlobe between their fingers.
I remember the cautions of my nanny, as she shuttered the blinds during afternoon naps, or flickered my night-light in the dark, she would tell me "never sleep in absolutes."
I remember the rumors between classmates about girl's skirts.
I remember the secrets I shared with the wall.
I remember the words of lifetimes, carelessly spoken in my direction, as if only I among men could understand them.
I remember the confidantes of drunken weekends.
I remember the flirtatious come-fuck-me-eyes.
I remember the fans' congratulations.
I remember the impressed musicians, asking to jam.
I remember the philosophical anecdotes delivered by homeless men lying on a bench.
I remember the last gasps of pregnant women cursing the husband but loving their fetus.
I remember the day I said I love you.
I remember the day I knew what it meant.
I remember when she died. It was before she actually died.
I remember that one-second time-stopped, but what happened?
I remember playing chess with my father, and he lost.
I remember the first time I layed flowers in the sea. They disappeared so quickly.
And so on.