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Oct 16, 2013, 07:54 PM #41Senior Member
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Oct 16, 2013, 08:03 PM #42
PBJ, Have you ever been to a NA sweat lodge? its heavy
I really think its odd the way your project your mental illness onto the rest of the world and what you think the rest of the world might be like.
you remind me of Holden Caulfeild
No really, PJ4060, my life has been easy as Sh!t.
Where have I been? Let's see:
I've lived in Philadelphia,PA; Yeadon,Pa; Somers Point, NJ; Dallas, TX; Lousiville,TX; Atlanta, GA; Roswell,GA; Los Angeles, CA; Newbury Park, CA; Marlton, NJ; Worcester,MA; Corolla, NC; Centerville,VA(I was basically kidnapped); Ocean City, NJ; Hammonton, NJ...........and during high school I kind of lived at my pals house in Manahawkin, NJ, doing that Ocean Acres thang. Ya know what it is that I be sayin'? Mr. Sniffer loves Ocean Acres.
All the above locales, I lived in for at least one years time. And to top it off, I've been to Canada on several occassions!! So that's where I have been. Yeah, pretty domestic, huh. Yeah, foreigners scare me, but I kind of emersed myself in foreign cultures in Camden, NJ and North Philadelphia.
I have two half-finished books sitting in a desk, and dozens of completed short stories/articles. I'm not ready to try and "make it," yet. Jesus will tell me when to make the move.
I'm not being a d!ck, but Kerouac is kind of overrated. I like him, but he ain't as grand as his reputation. Ya see, one of my problems has been I was a lethargic drunk/druggie, while people like Mr. Keroauc actually did stuff. And my chemical years weren't some heartbreaking episode of Intervention, I had a BLAST for 15 years and then had a few bad years. I'd probably do it all over again. Actually, I wasn't lethargic, I just didn't do anything productive besides work......if you call that productive.
And I'm becoming productive now. I was kind of screwy the first two years of living without Kasser's Vodka. Took awhile to get my head straight. But, my life has been so easy. Wouldn't it be so romantically cool of me to suggest that I've struggled so hard and had it so bad. It would add more mystique to my anti-hero image. But that just ain't the case. I credit my life to the wisdom of dogs. If you listen they'll tell you much.
Kids who get cancer at 3-years-old, and their parents, have it hard. People who are paralyzed have it hard. Blind people have it hard. I went through some rough spells(who doesn't), but I never had it hard. I was even YARD DOG in jail. A very prestigeous position in the kitchen. I could get all the tobacco and drugs I wanted because I had access to the real food they served in the officer's kitchen. But I didn't play that route. I kept my nose clean, and didn't get into that jail BS. And I went to jail for something 98% of you have been guilty of at some point in your life. Just so y'all know.
Oct 16, 2013, 08:18 PM #44Senior Member
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Wasn't Kerouac just writing down what Neal Cassidy was saying anyway? I might be confused, but that was my understanding.
So what mental illness do I suffer from? I'm curious as to your diagnosis.
The world? Ha, I wish. Nahh, just some dudes from NJ, a couple from Virginia Beach, the DELMAR crew, a few from NC, and a couple from Florida............oh and the New England boys, and a couple voyeurs from the left coast.
I don't know what a NA sweat lodge is. The 12 step group thang? I don't subscribe to those things.
Oct 16, 2013, 08:32 PM #46
Native American sweat lodge, but dont mind me, I'm just a phoney
You can save me a trip to the shrink. I'm not bustin' your testies either. Maybe I am mentally ill. Your not the first to tell me that.
So what is a NA sweat lodge in more detail? I'm always down with learning new stuff. It's not like a "Bath House" is it?
Oct 16, 2013, 08:49 PM #48
googling it can provide a more detailed description, mine involved about a dozen folks sitting in a circle in a yurt with a pit, every round 7 stones are placed in the pit and hot water is splashed in the pit with people chanting and praying, each round is 15 minutes or so and there are 4 rounds. You sweat out toxins and reflect on your thoughts that were created during the solemn time.
the ones I attend are run by a Peruvian / NA shaman (he is a mestizo or mixed race I guess the term would be) he heats the stones up using a mesquite wood fire he meticulously builds with his hands while meditating on good vibes and solid intention
He never asks for anything, but we are sure to bring wood, veggies from garden, and offer to help. No money, but a trade is involved to show our gratitude
and I dont know about a diagnosis, I think maybe you need to stop projecting so much, but then again, what do I know.
I think we are all a little mentally ill, some people just really run with it
Last edited by MakeItStop; Oct 16, 2013 at 08:54 PM.
Oct 16, 2013, 09:00 PM #50
thinking other people think your thoughts, you are waaaaaay to unique for mass production, so no one thinks like you, so dont imagine they do
for isntance, you imagined kids talking about flo the insurance lady. she sucks and no one should pay her any mind, ideally she will not become a pop cultural icon, imagining other people see her as such strikes me as odd