Intellectual Intercourse

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If you want to beat a speedy path to my heart, talk or write to me well. I love words! The way one may create pictures, ideas, stories, give notions, affect others, effect an outcome… and the way they move around your tongue, sometimes lingering, undulating, sparking, cascading, or abruptly derailing and failing. Most simply “intellectual intercourse” is where you’ll have me forever at your beck and call.

Here in the realm of my dance with language in front of the world, I keep unearthing these nuggets of me that I’m fond to call essence. This immediate backbone of myself seems quite mundane actually. I really like words. And I really like music. That appears pretty average when I write it. Yet, the distinction for me is a playfulness that harkens more like intelligence. I want playmates that charge their words with electricity and a cunningness. I am most engaged when allowed to design a thought or feeling by traipsing through the vast vernacular I’ve acquired.

Now, add music to those well crafted string of words and you’ve set me alight! I am fire incarnate. I am a flaming swell of sweetness at your mercy. To me, words and music are two of the most sincere forms of foreplay that ever will be. I’m lucky that I’ve been dazzled by more than a few men with such capabilities. And most certainly women too. Alanis Morissette significantly changed my life the day I heard her song All I Really Want (hence the title of this story). Ever since hearing the magnificence she constructed in her tale set blazing as music, I’ve referred countless times in description of my soul mate search to the need for this “intellectual intercourse”. It’s a most perfect definition of what ‘I really want’.

Of course, this is entirely subjective to my personal taste. The frolic lies in who finds the bait as tantalizing as I hoped it may be received. But as pure imagination, that’s the masterpiece- who reacts to what, as in why it was interesting, valuable, even sexy or intriguing enough to elicit a reply.

Today’s showcase is a sharing of two short examples of the power of words through music- lyrics (words) in these cases being the cause, which produced the effect of my amorous reviews (words). These were shared with a talented drummer friend Josh during two separate blips spread over years, upon my listening to the tunes.

You’ll also notice a little nod to E.E. Cummings in the first piece. I’ve spent a lot of time in my poetry or journals dallying writing in lowercase, as I chose this occasion. I thought it was so clever and rebellious of him to choose not to capitalize everything typically so, and I often copied this style. It was lending me a context to illustrate an innocence (my interpretation) of enchantment. For me, this was the ‘right’ step towards the wilds of romance. And with this initial instance I was a complete newbie, instantly turned groupie of the band called Low Line Caller. I wanted to stay lost in their music endlessly. It stimulated a longing I had for what the best of life was meant to feel like, look like, sound like. It evoked it all for me.

i fell in love today, email:

The second installation of sharing came when a new band incarnation called Lanski emerged, where Josh took a leap with a friend from another fellow band, now branching out on his own. I recall being in a high rise hotel room in New York City, with big floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city. I know I didn’t sit still when hearing the music.

If Only, email:

If you made it this far reading, I’d like to be extravagant with you. Go find a place that gives you room to move. Bring a way to listen to music and select a few songs. Weave a mate in if you care- Invite someone to join. Have something to write with and see where it all takes you. May intellectual intercourse marvel and anoint you too!

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