Monday, March 28, 2016

Afternoon Musings in a Coffee Shop




Afternoon Musings in a Coffee Shop

By: Rodolfo Perez

 

This is for Brian Kwok, we care buddy.

 

There are things that are better left unsaid in the coffee shop. Live to be pure, but to yourself, not to everyone else. Believe in the idea that what is believed is in perception of what is never found. What does it mean to never be found? Is the man who seeks privacy through action and pure heartache a lonely man? Or has he fulfilled his purpose in life? How surreal coffee shops are. You walk in, and there, sitting at a table or stool or wooden wicker chairs, you will find people. These people sit, some writing, some reading, and some talking to their mothers, others their partners. They sit in close proximity to each other, yet they have, and most likely want, little to do with each other. They are in their own worlds, away from the brash sounds of the coffee making machine or the coffee maker. The people sit, working, stopping for the occasional sip of their drink or a quick bite of their muffin. These people may be working on the next great poem, or song, or screenplay, yet we ignore them. We assume their creative endeavors, and take them for being beings of lost power. A power many of the people I see sitting once had. Some may have a power to grab the attention through their art, or shift that attention away from themselves or the sake of solitude, but even then, how long will that last? When will these people wake up one fine morning, to find that they can’t capture the minds and imaginations of anyone but themselves? When will they walk into a coffee shop like this expecting that power to come back to them, only to find that it’s a new day, and there’s something new to look at. The person sits and waits for the inspiration to come back. The person sits for some time, but the one thing they feared has become a reality. The person sits, reflecting on what there is left to do in a place like this. They pay for what the place was made for, and they sit for a while longer, then they leave.

 

                                                            P.E.N.T.C.I.





Tuesday, March 1, 2016

MANDATORY UPDATE


What’s up guys! It’s me, Rodolfo Perez, and welcome to an edition of Me Talking. It’s been a while since I’ve done an update post, so here I am! For the most part, school has been going quite well. I hope those of you who are going to school right now are hanging in there. I know students hear this all the time, but education really is everything. To me, there’s nothing worse than being uneducated in a world where it’s so easy to go to school and learn something. So keep studying, which you probably should be doing instead of reading this. On another note, I will be attending Comic-con for the second time. The event will be held in Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, Illinois. I’m going to be there from 1 to 4. More info can be found here. I’m going to be meeting with some local artists there, enjoy some of the local festivities, and have a great time. If any of you are going, be sure to stop by and say hi, who knows, I might say hi back (I’m joking, of course I’ll say hi). It should be some great fun as we move towards the spring season. With all that being said, I guess that’s pretty much it. I can’t tell you guys how amazed I am at the continued support towards this blog. I really am thankful for each and every one of you. With that all out of the way, I hope you guys enjoyed the short update, don’t forget to e-mail me, tweet me, or comment below if you have a question or something to say. Thanks a lot guys and I will see you all later.

 

                                                                 P.E.N.T.C.I.