(Source: staypozitive, via keepersandcleats)
I read this poem for the first time a month ago. It’s stuck with me.
The Quiet World
By Jeffrey McDaniel
In an effort to get people to look into each other’s eyes more, and also to appease the mutes, the government has decided to allot each person exactly one hundred and sixty-seven words, per day.
When the phone rings, I put it to my ear without saying hello. In the restaurant I point at chicken noodle soup. I am adjusting well to the new way.
Late at night, I call my long distance lover, proudly say I only used fifty-nine today. I saved the rest for you.
When she doesn’t respond, I know she’s used up all her words, so I slowly whisper I love you thirty-two and a third times. After that, we just sit on the line and listen to each other breathe.
(via If the world’s population lived in one city…)
If the world’s population lived in one city.
That many people squished into that little space makes my brain hurt.
Houston made me laugh. I really like that if the world were as dense as NYC, we could all live in Texas. Seems fitting.