Just an update. Yesterday was interesting. I was sitting against a wall in Triangle Park with my backpack at my side, my phone next to the pack, my black aluminum chamber pipe I’ve dubbed “The Shadow” sitting atop my phone. I had just blown a bowl of some kine bud and was writing in my paper journal, when in my view appeared a pair of black, polished, shoes. I slowly looked up black pant legs and found at the end of my vision’s journey a fully uniformed cop.
This was startling at first but I controlled my reactions. Remained calm as I had the benefit of a pair of Skullcandy® earphones obviously in my ears, the cord running from my head to my phone which lay beside my left thigh as I was sitting Indian style on the grass. I reached to turn the volume down on my phone, a Samsung Galaxy S3, when I noticed that the pipe was sitting visibly on the phone. But it was black on black and in the dim shadow of my pack. Maybe Five-O didn’t see it. It is, after all, the Shadow; and only the Shadow knows.
“How you doing,” said the cop after I’d brushed the Shadow off the phone’s screen and under my thigh and feigned adjusting the volume before taking out my right earphone. “I’m good,” I said as I drew my right hand from across my left thigh over my right thigh, resting the palm down on the grass and looked him in the eyes. He nodded. “I’m just hanging out,” I volunteered, appearing to present no conflict or resistance, “sitting in the sun, writing.”
“I’m just checking on you,” the cop said, “someone called and was concerned about you. You need anything?” “No,” I smiled, “I’m good,” I repeated the suggestion as I moved my hand back to my left to tap the backpack and then drew the hand back to my right and the grass, again looked in his eyes. “You got a place to sleep?” he asked. This, for an instant, startled me again. I determined that while I think about the best way to answer, I’d smile almost like a laugh was about to happen. I didn’t want to detail even the neck of the woods of where I’m sleeping. I didn’t want this to turn into more questions. ”Yes,” I said. He smiled back and said “great” as he stepped back and then turned. I noticed he didn’t offer any more details or “offers” of social services or any further questions even. I thought it ran rather perfect for a cop I’d never seen around before.
He left. I wrote some more in my paper journal and then rolled a cigarette. I put the Shadow away until later when I’d smoke some more elsewhere. This is when I decided what kind of blog I was going to create here. Well, sort of. I mean, I sort of know what I’m doing with this; I’m writing about my views on life, the times, situations as examples, magick, Thelema, and all things metaphysic. The above story starts us off because it was while I was writing in my journal about what this blog is supposed to be, a sort of brainstorming technique of free form thinking and dialoging with myself, that it occurred. It occurred around the time I was writing to myself in questions how much of my living situation and lifestyle choices I publish and how much I leave veiled. How authentic to authentically produce this blog through time? Well, that synchronistic event in time to the songs playing on my Spotify generated playlist settled it. This blog hides little or nothing, and will discuss all things relevant.
I live out of a backpack.