Be Like The Moon

My Moon (2016)
My Moon (2016)

I just started reading this book – ‘Solipsist’ and by page 17, it has already consumed me inside out. I’m not the one to gush but Henry Rollins seems like the second coming to me. I’m getting drenched in his honesty and it smells like the rainy, earthy scent of petrichor after a long summer.

Here’s what Rollins says about his book,

‘The writing is obsessive and claustrophobic. To be solipsistic is to totally realize the ego and the nightmare of utter self-possession. I went for it and it swallowed me whole’.

‘Solipsist’ is a break up song I can’t stop listening to – sad and comforting in equal measure. He explores themes of humiliation, forced agony in marriage, alienation in a big city, self-knowledge, loneliness, pain, sleepless nights after a break up – you get the idea.
I picked up the book because I read these lines  about the moon in it and it reminded me of how I feel about my husband. I’m head over heels in love with him – he’s ‘my sun, my moon and all my stars’ – Rollins describes my man/moon perfectly!

The moon will never lie to anyone. Be like the moon. No one hates the moon or wants to kill it. The moon does not take antidepressants and never gets sent to prison. The moon never shot a guy in the face and ran away. The moon has been around a long time and has never tried to rip anyone off. The moon does not care who you want to touch or what color you are. The moon treats everyone the same. The moon never tries to get in on the guest list or use your name to impress others. Be like the moon. When others insult or belittle in an attempt to elevate themselves, the moon sits passively and watches, never lowering itself to anything that weak. The moon is beautiful and bright. It needs no makeup to look beautiful. The moon never shoves clouds out of its way so it can be seen. The moon needs not fame or money to be powerful. The moon never asks you to go to war to defend it. Be like the moon.

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  61. Yes it actually does – Here’s the one from Bruce :
    ‘Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

    Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.’

  62. Rollins sounds like a poet and be like the moon sounded like Bruce Lee’s quote, Be Water. I like both.

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