POSTING ON THE BUS - you see this is where pen and paper will take you but not a laptop. Note that's our word while the manufacturers hopingly call them "notebooks". Notebooks? Yeah ... The kind you can't keep away from an electricity supply for more than 24 hours. Can't leave unattended in any public place. And certainly can't plop into a full-to-the-brim bubblebath and hang out to dry. (Not that I take bubble-baths. We've no hot water at all still. So bathing in any fashion other than stood at the sink with soap and sponge is out of the question.)
I was sitting cross legged swaying earlier - to the rhythms of life - when I realized I was unusually high - especially for nowadays when they rarely seem to touch the sides - on very expensive drugs. Indeed they are expensive: they have cost me nearly my life.
And yet they tell you; all the time they insist that you cannot afford to stop taking them. Could never live without them. Which is, quite possibly the biggest catch-22 in the entire world.
One hour later, return bus journey: still buzzing. Money's worth?
And I have to be so careful how I post this "high" stuff. Even posting about the lows of using I'm cautious to do ...
One time, a couple of months ago (and bear in mind I spent over six years of my life studying the German language) I chanced upon a photoblog not only from Germany but from Berlin. Berlin, the one city in the world that I want to see before I die. More, even, perhaps, than New York City ...
So I left a brief note saying hi.
It just so happens that when this guy returned the visit, I'd posted prominently some anecdote to do with my habit. I opened my comments only to be assailed by a curt and irritable answer berating my "boring dope stories" - and I returned to his blog only to find my own original greeting summarily deleted.
My mission here is to show the world (as I profiled myself somewhere last night) that not all junkies are purse-snatching psychos. I'm blogging to tell the world that I have a heroin habit and yet am still a nominally functioning member of the human race.
Believe me, if I didn't have that viewpoint you wouldn't be reading these words. Because I wouldn't have bothered to take up blogging at all ...
Three blogs of note from today:
1. San Miguel de Allende - tales from visitor to a small town in South America
2. Customs Law - rants and opinions from someone who ties (and unties) red tape for a living
3. Moyameehaa - a crazy blogger from the Maldives. "Unique" perspective on life ...
oh and one more
- World's Best Bathrooms - "the average person spends x hours per day in the bathroom..." this site reviews (with photos) some of the most salubrious (in New York state, I think ...)
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