Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kick

I look around unsatisfied
At what they're giving me
Then I think to myself
Is there someone else
Who feels the same as me?

Do you feel the same baby?

For the entire summer of 1987, my friends and I were obsessed with INXS' monumentally popular album Kick.

We listened to it a lot.


Let's just say that Michael Hutchence was not exactly a lyrical heavyweight. But it's a funny thing about the music of your youth. It gets buried in your subconscious mind and can come out at unexpected times, when you see it in a new light. It's happened before and it happened to me today.

Sometimes you kick.
Sometimes you get kicked.

As I was leaving from a weird day in the middle of a weird week, those words popped into my head and struck me as surprisingly deep. To me it's like a zen koan - a superficially simplistic aphorism that unfolds petal after petal of meaning like a fractal. 

Yes I'm serious.

OK, I'll admit I'm at a unique point of juxtaposition that puts me in a frame of mind to think that way. The circumstances aren't important, but I think you'll get the flavor of what I'm talking about.

At the 0th order, it seems pretty stupid. Sack up man. You win some, you lose some. But wait a minute. Sometimes you kick.

Sometimes you score a victory. Sometimes you get your ass kicked. Sometimes you're the one doing the kicking. Sometimes you are all of these at once. Two of these happened to me this week already and the third is likely imminent. I'll leave it up to you to figure out which is which.

This puts me in an oddly emotional and conflicted state of mind. A state of mind that drove me to spend my entire trip home deeply cogitating on INXS lyrics. As the title track faded out, and the next song began, Hutchence exhorted me to "Come on down to the party!"


Not tonight Mike. I'm not in the mood.

1 comment:

  1. An amazing testimony, I,m ADAMS OLIVIA from British Virginia, Life have not been easy since my husband left me and my two kids to suffer while perching with another find love, Out of the trauma i hard a total emotional melt down which lead into loosing my job, Since then i have been passing through hardship squatting from a relationship to friends house because i can barely feed myself and my kids talk more of renting an apartment, On a faithful day as i was walking down my street, hopeless, i meet my old friend Dean Sharmain she was so happy to see me and she pick me up to a fast food joint in the city, she was my old time friend and class mate, but now she looks different, looking good riding a big car and wearing all sort of customize shoes and cloth i was jealous but since she is my very good friend i have to ask her some few question on how come about her wealth knowing fully well that she was married twice and divorced and also from a very poor background,she told me the secret of her wealth behold i was so surprise that a voodoo spell caster can cast a lottery spell and will send you the lucky numbers to win millions of dollars, as a hopeless woman i have to try all alternative to make sure i get good money and take care of my family, so believe me i contacted this voodoo spell caster name Dr-Savior, i contacted him quickly through his mail address and he cast the spell and send me the hot numbers to win the lottery , to cut the long story short i am a billionaire today,And my husband is doing everything possible to win my heart again but there,s no for that again contact him now and be happy


    Email:
    POTENTIALSPELLTEMPLE@GMAIL.COM
    OR
    POTENTIALSPELLTEMPLE@YAHOO.COM

    ReplyDelete