Strange Dream #09

I am born in the slums of a jungle;

It is hot and I am always thirsty.

I drink water from the fountain

marked Colored.

It has magic that quenches

my thirst.

My neighbors say

the fountain is

diseased

But that was before–

then became now.

At 3 AM savage

sophisticates

jabber and howl.

“Who do you love most,” asks God.

“Jayne Mansfield,” says Max.

“And why is that?” God is cleverly
all-knowing.

“She’s dead.” Max replies.


(c) Rob Goldstein 2015-2016 All Rights Reserved

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Watch Out for Snakes

Art by Rob Goldstein
Watch Out For Snakes

 

Art by Rob Goldstein
Comment 12-21-2015

From July to December of last year a narcissist was comment bombing me.

That was when I completed the abstract, Watch Out For Snakes.

I got as many as twelve long diatribes a week and made
screenshots before deleting them unread.

I went through my screenshots tonight and re-read that comment.

It’s pure word salad.

When I first met the narcissist I was drawn to what I wanted to
think was a child like imagination.

On some level I must have known that what I’d met was another
self-centered two-year old that as an adult turns vicious.

I laugh as I read the comment now and yet I have mixed feelings.

The primary symptom of narcissism is the delusional idea that
everyone else must agree that he is obviously superior.

Eventually everyone finds something about the narcissist
to question.

It’s when you question the narcissist that they turn on you.

Add lack of empathy and what you get is an entitled sociopath.

The narcissist thinks he can beat everyone into submission and
he tries until everyone who might love his sorry ass goes away.

The narcissist never knows the cleansing that comes from giving a
heartfelt apology or the grace of being forgiven.

I suppose I can thank God that all I’ve got to deal with is DID.

You can treat DID.

I don’t know how you can treat someone who doesn’t know that
the brilliant comment he’s just posted is utter nonsense.

If you have any ideas on how we can heal the narcissist please leave them.

Disclaimer: the screenshot in this post is of a public comment. This was not a private email.

Words and image by Rob Goldstein (c) 2016
Text on the screenshot by The Narcisist

Flickr Wednesday: Rich Eye

Rich Eye is one of my first friends on Flickr,

He was one of the first to encourage my work and to help me to gain a sense of confidence.

It’s a real privilege to showcase Richard this week.


IN THE LAND OF MYSTERY

IN THE LAND OF MYSTERY

AUTUMN IN MAIN

AUTUMN IN MAINE

MANHATTAN FROM THE HUDSON RIVER PARK

MANHATTAN  FROM THE HUDSON RIVER PARK

LOVE

LOVE

OH LET’S GO INTO THE CAVE UP THERE!

OH LET'S GO INTO THE CAVE UP THERE!

AUTUMN 6

AUTUMN 6

AUTUMN  7

AUTUMN 7

A WINDY DAY ON THE BAY

A WINDY DAY ON THE BAY

HELP! IT’S HERE AGAIN!

HELP!  IT'S HERE AGAIN!

IT WAS A GREAT DAY AT THE BEACH

IT WAS A GREAT DAY AT THE BEACH

STRESS

STRESS