Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Dee Dee Ramone is Dead...cont'd

fish_oil@space.com fish_oil@space.com
Mon, 10 Jun 2002 15:30:01 -0700 (PDT)

Ahoy again Powdermites,

Sorry. I'm getting caught up after a week at sea
(yargh!) and posted a bit hastily. Glitch, I think you
are right too. This kind of thing obviously isn't cured
with a "get over it" or "just say no" approach, or with
get tough programs that treat addiction like a form of
entertainment. There's something much darker at work
here. Kate, or our Village Girl or someone spoke of
stealing a soul, well, that's close IMO. What leads one
to such desperation/vulnerability varies from soul to
soul, but it seems to be about filling holes. And like
nuclear waste, 'once the stuff goes in, you cannot get
it out.' Not that every recovering addict is
necessarily going to go shitzoid and wind up like Mr
Ramone, but even after all these years, there's still
this seductive little bitch of a ghost....who can
become this ruinous and terrible queen, like the
transformation in Lord of the Rings where beautiful
Galadriel becomes the terrible object of all our love
and despair... one must always be, umm, respectful of
that. Lest she shift shape and smite you from some
unknown quarter. She can be, after all, any from among
a pantheon of insatiable imposters, each one eager to
pour itself into our soul holes and begin suckling. For
God's sake, protect your neck!!!!

cheers (yeah right) and mostly over it,

bruce in calgary

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