IF YOU FIND SOMEONE, be certain that not only is s/he “in your tribe” but also wholly “on your side”. Not slavishly subsumed with you but fervently aligned with all you think and do (and you with him/her too). S/he must be on your side (and you full on theirs too) so s/he will protect you from the sharp inevitable dross (detritus) which will come your way if you and s/he are warriors making waves and causing mayhem too. That’s what you both will do if you are truly counterculture folks who love to rock the boat of regimented mediocrity, ensuring that all lies and darkness do not stay afloat. From time to time, you both may disagree (on so much lesser things than those which are the key to your togetherness). But that will be for both of you a nice excuse for funsome play — for tickling one another’s armpits (that’s a metaphor, by the way), for none of you would ever want to stray far from the golden shores of love, or remove yourselves from mutually-drenchful showers originating streamly from ‘above’.
IF YOU FIND SOMEONE, ensure that s/he can dance and sing. I do not only mean this literally —though that’s where it should start right in the street or in a supermarket’s shopping aisle or every single time you meet! You’re going to have to learn to waltz, avoiding ever stepping on each other’s feet — a far cry from the grey forever walk on paper made from rice just to avoid the heartache when you pay the price for treading on the other’s toes (I speak in metaphor, as every reader surely knows). Just dance and sing in every way: When cooking things, when in the bed, in someone’s arms, when on a train or when dark clouds are overhead. When in the rain or under sun; when thunderstorms envelop one. When in the street at any time, no need to wait for words to rhyme. When conversing, that’s a dance, in every way as much as Swan Lake’s sweet balletic circumstance. For anyone who sings and dances with you would not ever let you go nor you with them. For SOPs who play together stay together too.
IF ONLY YOU COULD FIND SOMEONE as I describe, vous auriez beaucoup.
© Alan Morrison, 2021
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