10 April 2006

The mirror people are for you and not for me...

If I were addicted to drugs, I wonder what I would be like?

Go check out Melvin
and you'll see where i'm coming from.

I am always so curious about drug addiction and the movies based on some very famous books about it, but I always end up becoming so narrow minded and asking WHY?

Seeing Naked Lunch helps a bit, and hearing Burroughs, but still.

I would never be able to do it.

I'm fasting today. And let me say this, it's not easy. Melvin says it's a kind of high, but I have not reached that part yet. I'll pass out before I get to that plataeu.


David said...

My friend Steve is reading Thomas de Quincey's Confessions of an Opium Eater at the moment. It sounds like a good read.

acumamakiki said...

I'm fascinated by drug addiction too ~ will always read novels or see movies where it's the theme. Why are you fasting dear girl?

Alan said...

Drug addiction is none too pleasant. I have known people were addicted to some bad stuff.

Drug use, on the other hand, is brilliant!

Give yourself some fantastic experiences by tripping out on acid.
It's great!

Even when you see 'the man who never was'(*) standing on the other side of the road waving at you one minute, and nobody being there the next.
And that was after about 3 months of NOT taking any. Wow.

(*)My grandfather was once walking home throught the fields one winter, and met a guy walking he same way, they talked for a while, and then the guy nipped off the path for a pee. When he didn't come back again, my grandfather thought he'd better check it out...the guy was nowhere to seen, and his footsteps in the snow ended abruptly. This became the story of the 'The Man Who Never Was', which he used to tell me and my brother and sister and cousins quite often.

paintergirl said...

Hey David-I've heard of that, it does sound really good. Will put it in my notebook of things to read. How is it going?

acamama-I remember seeing Drugstore Cowboy. I always see these with Melvin. I cannot recollect drug movies prior to dating/marrying him. My best friend in college was trying to get into NYU Film school, so the summer before we must have watched a zillion must see foriegn films. Funny I don't think any of them were about drugs.

about the fasting...medical reasons for the next day. read latest blog.

Alan-I am way too old for acid. And besides Melvin and I have discussed this and I already imagine way too many things that aren't really happening, so I'm a bad candidate. I would just be setting myself up for a bad trip.

That is a super story. The man who never was...there's a movie in that I think.

Lilly said...

I've always stuck with my coffee and cigarettes -- that's always been enough for me [now I am making do with the former only].

Fascinating, absolutely. But I have never felt the urge or need or desire as such to try out drugs myself. Or maybe I've been too scared. I guess I am a bad candidate too -- for the same reasons you state, PG.

paintergirl said...

Lilly-I'm so happy you have stopped the cigs. Best thing you could have done. Really!
I'm really a wimp when it comes to things like that, but in actuality I ahve had some major drugs, having had a baby and all. Dr. Feel Good is always loved.

Rose said...

Hmm, I think there's a fine line between using and abusing drugs. I would HATE to be a drug addict. The ones I've met have made me incredibly sad. Books and films that make it into something mysterious and meaningful have a lot to answer for. Yes, there's been some incredible literature and art that have sprung from the mind of addicts, but what of their shackled lives. Poor Elliot Smith, RIP.

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