Thursday, December 01, 2005


Eyes inward
Ears underwater
Focus, hyper-focus
Planned to the minute
machine-like precision

thinking, producing
living up to making a living

they are waiting there
standing there, watching there
dependant, depending on me,

no point in talking, no time
people are living, hoping,
believing, speaking, wanting

I think. Therefore I no longer feel.

What good is working at making a living
when making a living makes me a machine?

Why do I ask? They deserve everything.
Options are months away, and we must eat.

Sometimes when the stars are aligned perfectly
and the paper on my desk is piled just so,
my mind can process so efficiently,
there is only one way to describe it.
I am a jerk.
—me strauss Letting me be


garnet david said...

No you're not! But you do get kind of distracted sometimes (as i also do) by the forest and can't see each little tree which needs watering. hugs and kisses, the garnet heart.

BTW, two emails to you got returned. the carnival is up at 9 am. do you have a permanlink to "the song" you sent me?

garnet david said...

I should talk. I like to let the rain do it's work when I can't water every tree. water, water, smiles, me.

The Taorist said...

A suggestion Ms. Liz: GTD. It has quite a following in the web.

Maybe it can help you in the way it's starting to help me now.

Cheryl said...

Being able to get 'in the zone' with something you wouldnt choose to do, something that isnt a passion, now thats a gift.
Time flies, in the zone so get an alarm clock ;-)

Kelley Bell said...

Good ol Decarte! LOL
I used to have a bumper sticker on my car that said:
"I think, therefore I screw up!"


hope nobody saw that...onward ho, keep on truckin, and all that jazz

ME Strauss said...

Hi Garnet,
Thank you for telling me,so sweetly by the way, what I need to hear. I'll post the song with a permalink this morning. I obivously didn't get that email either.

ME Strauss said...

I'm not sure I know what you mean. The fact that I am talking aloud about something is a sign that I have dealt with it.

ME Strauss said...

You are a gift who doesn't know her own value, but all of us who know you do. We treaure you.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Kelley,
You heard exactly what I was saying between the lines.
Yes the truck is still trucking.

Gosh I haven't heard that for the longest time. I can see the little guy now. Keep on truckin'


toadman said...

The pressures of our economic system to often take us away from those that we love, for far to long. We have to make choices that are anti-family, in order to maintain a family. It's counter productive.

I wonder how much longer this can last?

BTW - you're not a jerk.

ME Strauss said...

Hey Toadmaster,
Spoken like a true and loyal friend and thinker.

I appreciate it.

Trée said...

Just listening.

Jackal said...

'I think. Therefore I no longer feel.'

Sometimes a line just smacks one in the face.

ME Strauss said...

Yes, Jackal,
That pretty much describes it. Hard line to the face. Not a nice feeling in any way shape of form.

ME Strauss said...

Yes, Jackal,
That pretty much describes it. Hard line to the face. Not a nice feeling in any way shape of form.