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I Prefer Being Out of My Mind

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I prefer passionate dancing

I prefer passionate dancing


I mentioned in one of my posts that I was going to start making lists and the first idea that I was entertaining was "Traffic. Men are Buses."

But then I stumbled upon a post by Truckstop Sally and I was so impressed by the beauty and simplicity of the poem she wrote, I wanted to do it myself. Before writing my own, I looked up the original poem "Possibilites" by Wislawa Szymborska.

Wislawa Szymborska

I look at this picture and it makes me think about imperfection and serenity

I look at this picture and it makes me think about imperfection and serenity

"Possibilities" by Wislawa Szymborska


I prefer many things that I haven’t mentioned here

to many things I’ve also left unsaid.

I prefer zeroes on the loose

to those lined up behind a cipher.

I prefer the time of insects to the time of stars.

I prefer to knock on wood.

I prefer not to ask how much longer and when.

I prefer keeping in mind even the possibility

that existence has its own reason for being.

— Wislawa Szymborska

Here Are My Preferences

"I prefer being out of my mind only for its absolute impossibility ".

I prefer solitude to dull conversations.

I prefer mindless simplicity.

I prefer clarity.

I prefer dancing.

I prefer Victor Pelevin.

I prefer Dostoevsky.

I prefer the Russian language for its beauty.

I prefer songs.

I prefer passion.

I prefer passionate love and lovers.

I prefer quick wit and irony.

I prefer a sense of humor.

I prefer strong men.

I don’t even know what I mean by strong men because I have never met one.

I prefer fighting for my beliefs.

I prefer sophistication.

I prefer philosophy.

I prefer imperfections.

I prefer variety.

I prefer overcoming difficulties to secure, quiet and dull existence.

I prefer thinking.

I prefer writing.

I prefer muscular men.

I prefer beautiful women.

I prefer good dancers that make me dance better than I think I can.

I prefer tango.

I prefer sad love songs.

I prefer zest for life.

I prefer books and movies.

I prefer my own fantasy world.

I prefer the smells that awaken my memories.

I prefer men’s fragrances.

I prefer children to adults and adults to children.

I prefer the Art of Conversation even if the dialogue is only between me and myself.

I prefer power.

I prefer mystery.

I prefer the Art of Seduction. I am not good at it, but it’s fascinating – the beauty of the game! I have never won yet. But I bought the manual.

I prefer games.

I prefer being out of my mind only for its absolute impossibility.

I prefer shocking people.

I prefer being myself to conforming to the rules made by somebody else whether they make any sense or not.

I prefer questioning.

I prefer being a smart ass, I worked hard for that.

I prefer learning every minute, every hour, every day…

Oops, that is not true!

I prefer to enjoy life to the fullest and drink it to the last drop.

I prefer being me because I cannot be anybody else.

  • I Prefer My Preferrals
    A follow-up poem on "I Prefer Being Out of My Mind" which confirms that mission was accomplished. A lot of nonsense that makes a lot of sense, if not sense, then a lot of fun. If not fun then a lot.
  • Jumping Into an Erotic Wave
    A glass of wine, a conversation, and the moonlight, a touch of thought, a consolation past the midnight... Past the midnight I was still drinking and I would have never imagined that everybody would love my drunken poetry.

© 2011 kallini2010


kallini2010 (author) from Toronto, Canada on December 17, 2012:

Thanks, Martie!

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Martie Coetser from South Africa on December 17, 2012:

Thanks, Svetlana.

Perseverance will be rewarded.

I think this video is too cute.... (From me to you):

kallini2010 (author) from Toronto, Canada on December 16, 2012:

Martie, thank you very much for your comment. I think - this hub is as good as any other with one quality that makes it a better candidate for the reference in your hub - it is short. If anyone decides they want to read my hubs, my profile and their interest would prove to be sufficient motivation.

If not, no reference in the world would make them read what they do not want to.

And, honestly, yes, I prefer being out of this sick mind of mine - this struggle with my health is exhausting.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on December 16, 2012:

I've missed this striking hub of yours, Svetlana, and so glad I have found it now. I would love to add a link to this one in 'our' hub. Or would you like me to feature another one of your hubs?

This hub is a striking statement by a person who has mastered their unique character. Of course, mastering an instrument - for example a music instrument - is one thing. Practice makes perfect. But to keep on using it, keep on making music with it for oneself and others to enjoy, is another story.

Voted up and awesome!

kallini2010 (author) from Toronto, Canada on December 05, 2011:

Maja - to dance you don't need anything - just motivation. Music is also optional!!!

Majadez on December 05, 2011:

Oh, why not?!

My feet are getting stiff from all this not-dancing anyhow. I'm sure once we get going, they'll remember how. Then, soon enough, the rest of the body can join in too. ;)

kallini2010 (author) from Toronto, Canada on December 05, 2011:

Maja - you can MAKE it a coincidence - that is all.

Money will come.

So, let's celebrate our INTENTIONS to make money.

Let's dance. In Rome?

Majadez on December 01, 2011:

Hi. The thing is I need an income. That's one of the things I'll be busy with. The other 2 will come and go within the next 2-3 months so that will free up more of my time to work on my passions. It's going to be a busy year.

I won't give in. I'll do everything with passion. Or, at least try to. ;)

In that case, once our passions have got the balls rolling and the value is earned in monetary figures, you must come to my wedding too (whenever and wherever that will be and whoever it will be to).

Haha! I should actually count them since I keep coming up with ideas. What a "coincidence" it will be if it is 42 concepts!

Good luck and enjoy!

kallini2010 (author) from Toronto, Canada on December 01, 2011:

Oh, Maja, Maja...

Think about your passions... November 2012 can wait... I might end up with a different husband by then. Well, knowing me... I call my fiancée (Financee) - My Future Maybe Husband. The keyword is not Money (as in Finance-eeeeeeeeee, no, the keyword is MAYBE. As much as I love ROMAN-se, marriage is a serious matter, so there is no rush. If he is wrong, he is going, going, gon---------).

I am all in thinking "Business... Money... Business... Cash..."

I think it is the first priority.

Of course, I will be interested in your Marketing, Successes, Videos and all Forty (Two) Concepts you came up with...

I cannot write a single hub - too busy. Even comments are on hold...

Majadez on December 01, 2011:

Yes, marketing... I've been offered 3 jobs/business proposals that I'm now working on. The fourth - the marketing, is my idea. I have to squeeze it in over weekends and see if it takes me somewhere. I've built almost 40 concepts over the past year that I'm passionate about so I'll try them out. It's based on videos. Everything will be placed on Youtube and I might even write about it so you'll see.

I just have to keep focused and Toronto in November 2012 here I come. ;)

kallini2010 (author) from Toronto, Canada on November 30, 2011:

Dear Maja:

Do you see how long it takes me to answer a short comment? Forever. And it is not a coincidence.

The day I said, I would take a hot bath, I actually did. It was not long, but hot and I went to a Milonga (Tango Practica).

On my way back I got lost, stranded and I "had" to take a taxi (I, The Poor Woman, I am poor, not cheap!).

I don't think it was a coincidence.


That was my declaration of "I do not believe in coincidences".


You are going into marketing?

Majadez on November 27, 2011:

I don't think I believe in coincidence. I prefer the idea that we are all part of one large web of events that connect us all. Some things are pre-determined and others uncertain. There are more reactions than mere actions.

I know you know I like long baths. I'm going into marketing. It was a subliminal message, although consciously unintended. Coincidence? I think not! ;)

kallini2010 (author) from Toronto, Canada on November 27, 2011:

Yes, Maja, we all know that you like long baths.

Now I feel like taking one. Maybe your words were sent to me by God. I started to believe that EVERYTHING that "happens" to me - is not "just a coincidence".

Everything, people, timing, words... it is almost like I hear the voice - not the voice... but

when I was sitting in Starbucks and Armando just left - the next word said (that I heard) was "FORTY TWO".

There were a couple men discussing whatever they were discussing. And this "42" was just like - a lightning.

I thought "OK. 42. Moving on. Coincidence".

Now - rings, weddings... blah...

Strange - still I have my doubts, but I cannot compare myself a year ago to myself NOW. Yes, 11/11/11 - was Point Zero, Ground Zero if not (Zero Minus One) - yet, I started listening...

I prefer to listen than to speak.

I can learn more this way.

Majadez on November 26, 2011:

I prefer...

long baths

quiet walks.

I prefer...

poetry to novels

sometimes more is said in one 14-line sonnet

than 300 pages of prose.

Then again, some novels read like poetry.

I prefer...

Interaction over mere discovery.

Intensity and passion

over calmness and the status quo.

I prefer...


For love

for life.

I prefer smiles and laughter.

I prefer aquired ecstasy

over any other drug or emotion.


This one is yours. :)

kallini2010 (author) from Toronto, Canada on October 17, 2011:

Thank you, Writer online.

To me, if you promise and not deliver - it would depend on what the promise was...

"Promises are like pie crusts,

they are meant to be broken."

I keep "promising" to write on this or that topic and not delivering. I don't LIE, I mean it at the moment of making that promise ... Later it just does not happen for a number of reasons. But for me to make a promise in the first place, is to be inspired and that is what counts.

You read it, you felt the inspiration.

What can be better?

Your own piece.

Of course, but that is the ultimate goal.

Remember how I described creative process (the fundamental question of ART)?

impression, expression, impression, expression.... and the wave continues to roll...

I don't know which "latest" piece you referred to, but there was

"Jumping into Erotic Wave"

where I precisely described my longings.

And a few days later, they came alive.

"Dangers of Riding Erotic Waves".

The only thing that stays "irrelevant" is erotica. There was nothing erotic in either of them.

But it was so strange. So, so strange.

Again, thank you for reading.

I prefer to be read.

I prefer writing to reading and reading to writing.