Archive for October 12, 2013

The nature of my game

Let me introduce myself,

I’m a girl of words and faith.

You asked what I’m doing here;

It’s time for change.

Remember bad is good,

And after all it was you and me.



33 words, some borrowed from the Stone’s Sympathy for the Devil, for Trifextra



“Seducers see themselves as providers of pleasure, like bees that gather pollen from some flowers and deliver it to others. As children we mostly devoted ourselves to play and pleasure. Adults often have feelings of being cut off from this paradise, of being weighed down by responsibilities. The seducer knows that people are waiting for pleasure — they never get enough of it from friends and lovers, and they cannot get it by themselves. A person who enters their lives offering adventure and romance cannot be resisted. Pleasure is the feeling of being taken past our limits, of being overwhelmed — by another person, by an experience. People are dying to be overwhelmed, to let go of their usual stubbornness. Sometimes their resistance to us is a way of saying, Please seduce me. Seducers know that the possibility of pleasure will make a person follow them, and the experience of it will make someone open up, weak to the touch. They also train themselves to be sensitive to pleasure, knowing that feeling pleasure themselves will make it that much easier for them to infect the people around them.” -Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction


Reading Aftershock on the train this morning, and I was struck by the paraphrasing of the following quote.

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

–Frederick Keonig