Saturday, November 6, 2010
Song of the Day: Lisztomania by Phoenix (Alex Metric remix, optional). I get this song stuck in my head every day. But no worries. I like it that way. This song is brilliant.
I had this funny little realization last night.
I am afraid of normal people.
(I mean, so-called "normal" people.)
The ones at school with lots of friends and Abercrombie clothes. The ones who "hang out" on the weekend. The ones who don't go home and read a book in one afternoon or cry at pretty Iron & Wine music. The ones that don't write a blog or spend too many hours on Tumblr.
The girls with no poetic justice.
The boys who like hip-hop music off the radio.
Girls who would never lay on the floor or bring lunch to school in a sugar bag or just sit and think.
Boys who don't capitalize letters or punctuate words. Boys who don't understand poetry.
Girls who don't wear fishnets or red lipstick or polka-dot leggings or ratty sweaters a size too big. Girls who say they hate wearing dresses.
The people who would not stay up into the middle of the night so that they could watch a show about zombies.
I fear them. I can't speak to them because they think I'm strange and I think they're strange and we both just end up thinking we're so much better than each other. Give me a girl in Ray Bans and a Minnie Mouse dress, and we'd strike up a charming conversation, but a typical American Girl with highlights and expensive jeans and I'm lost.
I wish we all understood each other.
Yes, it is a shame. Be okay.