Oh God. I cannot listen to this Blackstar album anymore. When you can hear Bowie struggle for breath, it’s painful. Just breaks my heart.
I’m really funky. I’m setting up boundaries and I don’t expect people to obey by my rules, but dammit! I mean, you can’t be mad at the snake when it kills you, because it is a snake after all…I just feel like I have been bit a lot lately. I’m sick, which never helps matters; and the sickness is like…stress induced viral thingey that no one can understand or fix and I refuse to lay still. I hate the fact that I have to be chill, both for my cold/flu and for my knees, and I’m terrified to be still, because then I might hear the truth, and Jesus! Wouldn’t that be a homewrecker!!! I don’t know. Shit needs to change. But, just because I change, doesn’t mean everyone else is going to roll with the changes. Mobile. Just like John Bradshaw says- you touch one part of the mobile and everything else moves. Nature abhors a vacuum. I’m moving and changing, as is everyone else around me. Well, no one is on the same timeline. Not even my parts. There’s like 5 of us left.
Which is a miracle. Hey man, when I began this journey in 2008, I had upwards of 80. Not, “That’s how crazy you are”, but that’s how awful ages 4-8 were. That I had to split myself, into pieces-read: parts, 84 fucking times. No wonder I’m 42 and I suck at adulting. I never got to be a kid, let alone figure out how to take care of myself. If I focused on others, or kept myself busy with triflin’ bullshit, I’d never have to sit down, and feel 84 pieces of emotions, memories, etc. No wonder I’m tired and overweight. But I did. And up till I got the pain pills after my surgery in October, I was sober and clean. Stayed drink free, but man, ate all those pills even after the pain subsided, and damn near licked the bottle. Then I was ducking and dodging the fact that, Hello!!!! What did Bette say when I was 16? If it’s addictable, you’ll become addicted, so stay away from it.
Don fucking up and died. I know people who read this are like, you weren’t that close or blah blah. Whatever. I didn’t know David Bowie or Lemmy and Bowie still fucks me up. It’s not the quantity, it’s the fucking quality. We get so hung up on how long, and tenure et al. What about the quality of the relationship, how deeply did s/he impact your life? Did you impact theirs- at all? I’m a sensitive, maudlin, romantic, sentimental little monkey. I remember things. About others and things they did or said that got me through the day, or the time period. I mean, when you have a genuine moment with someone or something or some place, you never forget it. Even if that person, place or thing leaves your life, by whatever way, you never forget them.
I’ve been in love three times. And was loved in return by those three men. All three, aside of loving me, had one, other little personality trait in common: they were all murdering bastards. No, I’m not joking or being histrionic. The best ways we knew how, with the circumstances we were in, with what little tools we had, we loved. And I would never, ever take those back in a million years. Never. My life would never be the same with or without those men. But I may be a mess, a red hot mess, and quick to shoot a guy to the fucking ground, but, dammit!
16 years ago, my childhood- of which I had only one memory and pictures, hence why so many pictures, threw up all in my face, all over me and all over anybody and anything I came into contact. Why? Because it was fucking horrific! I never knew when I walked across the threshold to either their home or church or anywhere they took me, if I was going to live or die. What were you doing at 4, 5, 6? Because that is what I was doing. Surviving. And I have been dancing as fast as I can ever since.
It’s exhausting. So, no, my home is not spic and span, my car gets cleaned out weekly, my bills and records are scattered from hell to breakfast, and I’m trying to pick up a life that was blown asunder. I mean, it’s insanity. And I know it is. I’m doing the best I can, with the tools I have, for what all I have been through for 42 years. Let alone the last 5. That is a whole other blog post.
I suck at relationships. I suck at communication. Especially now. I’ve been in a dark and twisted place going through weird and downright, made for tv movie shit. I don’t know how to have a normal conversation. The bank teller asked me how I was doing. I gave her the thumbs up, beamed a huge smile and said, “Super Fantastic!” as the blizzard drove snow and wind between us. She said, “Well, at least you’re better than the weather!” I looked at her, smiling my smile, square in the eye and said, “I’m lying, but I’m trying!”.
That’s my motto. I’m fakin it, but god damn it, I’m gonna make it…probably into an early grave if I don’t chill the fuck down. Or get quiet and be still and know.