I write better when I smoke. Don’t ask me to reduce it to a science.


Funny things, words. Lots of words mean, at first glance, the same thing. Like want means pretty much the same thing as desire. The difference is in the degree. Where wanting is a candle flame, desire is a forest fire. Other synonyms on the other hand, differ in nuance. Like tired and exhausted. Both words mean the same thing to us, but if you look closely, you can see that tired is as close to generic as you can get for the concept of being overtaken by fatigue. But exhausted. Ah, there’s a word.

Exhausted doesn’t just mean tired. It carries the sense of being used-up: like a candle is exhausted when all the wax and the wick are gone; like how I’ve got nothing left to give to you. I’m not just bone-dead tired, I’m exhausted.


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2 Responses

  1. UP n grad says:

    Be sure to allow for being exhausted from an all-night hot-stuff passionate sex, and feeling invigorated and alive!!!!

  2. brianbro says:

    Am I the only person on the Internet who is sexually conservative? Geez! Get married, you people.

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