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12.7.08

Envy and Jealousy Week

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I am jealous of those who do stupid things and feel no shame. I am jealous of the dead for their reduced workload, jealous of newborn babies for their clean records. I'm jealous of those older than me for what they know, and those younger than me for what they don't. I am jealous of dogs who don't think about living, or dying, they just do.
[excerpt from Dave Morrison's Jealousy]


Inspired by my crazy horoscope guy, I've decided to post my own version of the poem:

I’m jealous of people who are in loving, fulfilling relationships – they know what it means to share love.
I’m jealous of those who have money - they never have to worry about not having it.
I’m jealous of my friends in the northern hemisphere right now who are having summer and get see great art at the drop of a hat.
I’m jealous of dead artists – they get the acclaim and financial reward from their art and never have to write an application.
I’m jealous of my mother’s stunning beauty and of the girlfriends of the boys i’m in love with.
I’m jealous of people who have fantastic book collections. And record collections. And art collections.
I’m jealous of people who possess grace and of those who think before they speak and act.

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11 Comments:

At 12 July, 2008 15:28, Anonymous charlie gower said...

I'm jealous of those people who have the courage to be an artist in an ever changing art environment.

 
At 12 July, 2008 15:37, Blogger lauren said...

yeah, me too.

 
At 12 July, 2008 18:08, Blogger Will said...

I'm jealous of the do-ers, those who feel they should do what's right and do it. Emphatically.

 
At 12 July, 2008 23:48, Anonymous Angus said...

I'm jealous of people who never wake up with a hangover. And who have seen Will first thing in the morning.

 
At 13 July, 2008 01:44, Blogger lauren said...

yeah, me too. :)

 
At 13 July, 2008 23:56, Blogger Will said...

Angus - who isn't?

 
At 15 July, 2008 09:48, Anonymous Sar said...

I'm jealous of people who aren't afraid to follow their dream and be productive and confident artists, and people who make the most of everyday they live.

that's you loz.

x

ps. no joy in financial rewards when you're dead!

 
At 15 July, 2008 12:21, Blogger paintergirl said...

i'm jealous of those who don't live with loveless anxiety.
i'm jealous of those with the means to travel.
i'm jealous of those with time.

:(

 
At 15 July, 2008 13:25, Blogger Age said...

This is a brave thing to do Lauren, congrats...

oh, and im jealous of those with enough confidence to not give a fuck.

 
At 15 July, 2008 14:01, Blogger lauren said...

oh sar - thank you sweetheart.

gem and age - yeah, me too. :)

and age, it's not really that brave. i've read braver things on your blog, believe me.

 
At 17 July, 2008 10:11, Blogger Niko H (nom du guerre) said...

don't hate ....playa-congratulate

 

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