(because it belongs on the FP… – promoted by pfiore8)
ThreadBare is a word-association-inspired invitation to use the ‘threads’ of conversation to:
1. use the concept of an ‘open thread’ to open hearts, open minds, and open cans of whoop-ass (sparingly, and only where appropriate. cans of whoop-ass are always on the table).
2. bare your
feel free to discuss personal issues, preferably your own.
areas you feel or see as ‘worn thin’, whether personal, societal, site-related (issues, please…not ‘issues’), or miscellaneous. toss around some ideas. we’ll try to keep them in the air for you.
4. start an online mosh pit
lets bump. lets get sweaty. lets all groove the same beat for a moment, and be people together, and be. there’s no use fighting it, the internet has become…IS…its own plane of existence. lets be that plane’s hottest dance club.
the first time is saw the cure i was 16. i wore my hair very much like the lead singer you’ll see if you click the link. i kinda cleaned up my image when i had a baby three years later. i stopped dying my hair black, and i started brushing it regularly. but i still went to see the cure whenever i could. ive never been to 2 cure concerts with the same person, though. every time they came back around, i was in a different place in life, different friends, different hair. ive seen them from the back row, and ive rushed the stage. ive seen them when the lead singer was wearing a team ussr (or cccp) hockey jersey. ive gone with a brother, cousins, friends, and my child……
in 2004, the ‘baby’ i mentioned turned 16. two days after her 16th birthday, we piled into the car with some friends and drove to the tweeter center in camden, nj, to see the cure. and 7 other bands on the ‘curiosa’ tour. it was all she wanted for her birthday.
my thirteen-year-old daughter has already asked me to take her to see the cure this december. sadly, my older daughter is unable to accompany us. the brain injury she suffered 8 months after our cure experience makes her unable to tolerate anything too loud or too visually stimulating. ive seen the cure every few years across the past 22, 8 or 9 times since i was 16. ive never been to 2 cure concerts with the same person, though.
what threads hold your life together?