Come now, and take my hand
I want to dance with cand-
or and rigor,
so much splendor.
We'll spin the night away
For joy is here to stay
Let the stars inspire us
Light the fire within
Now spin, spin, step, and spin
Let all of your troubles sweat away
And let your hands find their
way onto my shoulders and then my hips
Then let your face make its way to my lips.
I can feel your trepidation --- your heart is
beating through your shirt. But if you fall
There's nothing to miss. We'll wake up again
and the sun will shine again.
You wanted better, now I’m better, better than ever.
So now I bet you want the wow, to go back and unsever
the connection you cut, you never saw how, but you cut me
just right to free me from that side prone to dereliction for now I see
that me, only me, can really free me from me, from the pain
that I so lovingly, painfully embraced thinking I had something to gain.
Now I see so clearly, I see myself in a whole new mirror.
So, thank you, the knife in my heart let me see much clearer
that I’m too perfect for someone like you. That’s right,
every night in your dreams you might fight for us to reignite
but come the light and you’re left alone, far from glory.
I already know your words are meaningless, so don’t bother saying sorry.
Your own good would have you walk away, crawl back into your hole.
Fire this hot should be appreciated, but it will incinerate your soul.
You’ll never be whole because there were never enough pieces
to your half of a spirit, you half of a human.
Smile for the violence because there’s nothing left to say
You can pick a verse and chapter for whatever you feel today
And the words don’t matter because they never matter
The only thing that matters is I hear your face shatter
On the concrete against the wall smashed like a whore
Let me show you some real love because you need someone to abhor
You want to feel, just about anything will do
You’ll attach your heart to the branches of a yew
So give me your anger, give me your hate
And smile for the violence and the devil that you date
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Tips & Tricks
Why Are We Here?
Finally, I try to motivate the class. Most of the students are in the class because they were told to be. But I think the questions themselves are interesting. Who/what we are matters. What matters matters. And for a lot of people, the (in)divine nature of the universe matters.
Also, the skills themselves are incredibly useful. In an increasingly divided world, being able to read or listen to someone and thoroughly understand what they believe and why they believe it is important. Then, being able to come up with your own views, subject them to rational scrutiny, and then articulate them in spoken or written language clearly and interestingly enough for someone else to bother consuming is also, I take it, a rather desirable skill. I invite my students to partake in the project of developing these skills and answering these questions. I hope they accept.
When students enter the Real World™, they will probably experience hail.
This means teachers should whip chunks of ice at their students. To prepare them.
The first observation: Jealousy is a common theme across relationships. There’s probably a TV Tropes page for it, but I’m not going down that rabbit hole tonight. But I imagine everyone is familiar with the stereotype of one (usually straight) partner forbidding the other from interacting with anyone of the same gender/sex as the forbidding partner. E.g. a girlfriend telling her boyfriend not to talk with any other women. I once saw someone suggest no men should ever spent significant time with any married women.
That sort of thing doesn’t really work for bisexuals. To forbid spending time with anyone else is just absurd. So the only option is to acknowledge that your partner may have friendships with people they may, if they’re not in a relationship already, date.
The second observation: At least according to what I’ve seen, monosexuals have an entire gender of people that are simply beyond the realm of romantic or sexual attraction. Thoughts of those varieties simply don’t come up seriously. (This probably has a lot to do with the possibility of the first observation.) Bisexuals of course still have some people whom are not seriously considered those ways (because of age, familial relations, etc.), but the pool is much smaller. The assumed lines are much fewer, so more consideration is required.
He’s suggesting “wild” ideas like offering very low sentences instead of caging people for extended periods of time. And recourse for people being wrongly punished.