January 23rd, 2011

mind, synapse, only connect

Ten Days of Meme: Days Eight, Nine, Ten

Ten days meme, swiped from almost everyone. Nobody said the days had to be consecutive.

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.

Day Five: Six things you wish you'd never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot to me (in no order whatsoever).
'Day Seven: Four turn offs.

Day Eight: Three turn ons.

My first answer was the simple Heart, Brains, Passion. But that seemed too general.

Then I pondered the specific turn-ons: the play of muscle in a guitar player's forearm, the shimmer of reddish hair in sunlight, the fragrance of sweat, but once I left my bunk I realized that was too specific. It's not just any guitar player's forearm or anybody's sweat, but those of my partners.

So what are the things that have been consistently alluring to me over the decades?

Speak to me of science and math.
Love my ferocity.
Be eager for my touch. This is the one essential for a lover of mine.

Day Nine: Two words that describe your life right now.

(Two images in some versions.) Changing. Returning.

The images, in case you're curious. are:

Day Ten: One confession.
Some stories I will never tell.