Enjoy the silence

Vows are spoken to be broken,
feelings are intense,
words are trivial,
pleasures remain
so does the pain.

Words are meaningless and forgettable.

Martin L. Gore, Enjoy the silence, Violator.


Los Forasteros

Uno y el mismo es este don de la libertad concedido a los hijos de los Hombres: que sólo estén vivos en el mundo un breve lapso, y que no estén atados a él, y que partan pronto; a donde, los Elfos no lo saben. Mientras que los Elfos permanecerán en el mundo hasta el fin de los días, y su amor por la Tierra y por todo es así más singular y profundo, y más desconsolado a medida que los años se alargan. Porque los Elfos no mueren hasta que no muere el mundo, a no ser que los maten o los consuma la pena (y a estas dos muertes aparentes están sometidos); tampoco la edad les quita fuerzas, a no ser que uno se canse de diez mil centurias; y al morir se reúnen en las estancias de Mandos, en Valinor, de donde pueden retornar llegado el momento. Pero los hijos de los Hombres mueren en verdad, y abandonan el mundo; por lo que se los llama los Huéspedes o los Forasteros. La Muerte es su destino, el don de Ilúvatar, que hasta los mismos Poderes envidiarán con el paso del Tiempo. Pero Melkor ha arrojado su sombra sobre ella, y la ha confundido con las tinieblas, y ha hecho brotar el mal del bien, y el miedo de la esperanza. No obstante, ya desde hace mucho los Valar declararon a los Elfos que los Hombres se unirán a la Segunda Música de los Ainur; mientras que Ilúvatar no ha revelado qué les reserva a los Elfos después de que el Mundo acabe, y Melkor no lo ha descubierto.

J. R. R. Tolkien, El Silmarillion, Capítulo 1: Del principio de los días.



And rescue me from me, and all that I believe.
I wont deny the pain,
I wont deny the change,
and should I fall from grace here with you.
Would you leave me too?

Carve out your heart for keeps in an old oak tree, a
nd hold me for goodbyes and whispered lullabyes, and tell me I am still the man I'm supposed to be. Too late to turn to turn back now, I'm running out of sound, and I'm changing, changing, and if we died right now this fool you love somehow is here with you.

Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness, Smashing Pumpkins


The Switch - Parte 3

Hey, what happened with Sandy.
I forgot all about it.
Did you call her?

Yeah, I did. In fact I went over there.

So what happened?
She throw you out? Eh?

No actually, she took it pretty well.

So what happened?

She's into it.

Into what?

The manage. And not only that.
She just called me and said she talked to the roommate
and the roomate's into the manage too.

That's unbelievable.

Oh, it's a scene man.

Do you ever just get down on your knees
and thank god that you know me
and have access to my dementia?

What are you talking about?
I'm not goin' to do it.

You're not goin to do it?
What do you mean, You're not going to do it?

I can't. I'm not an orgy guy.

Are you crazy?
This is like discovering Plutonium...
by accident!

Don't you know what it means to become an orgy guy?
It changes everything. I'd have to dress different.
I'd have to act different.
I'd have to grow a mustache
and get all kinds of robes and lotions
and I'd need a new bedspread and new curtains,
I'd have to get thick carpeting and weirdo lighting.
I'd have to get new friends.

I'd have to get orgy friends.
... Naw, I'm not ready for it.

If only something like that could happen to me.

Oh, shut up you couldn't do it either.

I know.

The Switch - Parte 2

Aw, we can't do it, who are we kidding?
It's impossible! It's true!
You can't do the Switch! Nobody can do the Switch!
It was a stupid idea to begin with!
Let's face it.
I'm stuck with the non-laugher and that's that!

We'll come up with something.

Yeah, sure we will.

All right. See you tomorrow.

I-I-I-I-I got it!!!!!

(cut to the boys are finishing pizza and beer. George begins here, slowly, carefully, to make sure Jerry's got it)

All right. Let's go over it again, one more time.

All right.
So I tell Sandy that I want to have a ménage à trois
with her and her roommate.


That's right.


And you believe this course of action
will have a two-pronged effect.
Firstly, the very mention of the idea
will cause Sandy to recoil in disgust,
whereupon she will insist
that I remove myself from the premises.


Keep going.


At this point, it is inevitable
that she will seek out the roommate
to apprise her of this abhorrent turn of events.



The roommate will then offer her friend
the requisite sympathy
even as part of her cannot help but feel
somewhat flattered by her inclusion
in the unusual request.


A few days go by and a call is placed
at a time when Sandy is known to be busy at work.
Once the initial awkwardness is relieved
with a little playful humor,
which she of course cannot resist,
an invitation to a friendly dinner is proffered.


Huh. Well, it all sounds pretty good.
There's only one flaw in it:
They're roommates.

She'd have to go out with me behind Sandy's back.
She's not gonna do that.

You disappoint me, my friend.
Sandy wants nothing to do with you.
She tells Laura,
"If you want to waste your time with that pervert,
that's your problem."


It's a perfect plan.
So inspired.
So devious.
Yet so simple.


This is what I do.

The Switch - Parte 1

So the roommate laughed at everything I said.


It was a great sounding laugh too,
kind of lilting and feminine,
none ofthose big coarse "ha's."
You know those?


Hate the big coarse "ha."
Hate those.

And the worst part of course is that she also possessed
many of the other qualities prized by the Superficial Man.

I see.

So as you can see, I've got a bit of a problem here.

Well, if I hear you correctly,
and I think that I do,
my advice to you is to finish your meal,
pay your check, leave here,
and never mention this to anyone again.

Can't be done, huh?

The Switch?

"The Switch."

Can't be done.

I wonder.

Do you realize in the entire history of western civilization
no one has successfully accomplished the Roommate Switch?
In the Middle Ages you could get locked up
for even suggesting it!

They didn't have roommates in the Middle Ages.

Well, I'm sure at some point
between the years 800 and 1200,
somewhere, there were two women living together.

The point is I intend to undertake this.
And I'll do it with or without you.
So if you're scared, if you haven't got the stomach for this,
let's get it out right now! And I'll go on my own.
If not, you can get on board and we can get to work!
Now what's it going to be?

All right, dammit, I'm in.


Goodnight Lovers

Here, somewhere in the heart of me,
there is still a part of me
that cares.

And I'll still take the best you've got,
even though I'm sure it's not the
best for me.

When you're born a lover, you're born to suffer,
ike all soul sisters and soul brothers.

I can see the danger signs.
They only help to underline your beauty.
I'm not looking for an easy ride,
true happiness cannot be tried
so easily.

You can take your time, I'll be waiting in line.

Martin L Gore, Exciter, Depeche Mode.