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A Clean Room is a Sad RoomWhy It's a Bad Idea to Keep Your Room Clean
We've all heard it in one way or another: the seemingly constant nagging from your parents to get your room clean. Some parents may go so far as to punish a child for keeping a blowzy bedchamber. You've heard all the arguments for keeping your bedroom clean – mostly because your parents said so, and Mom is scary when she's angry – but what about arguments against it? Unless your parents are foolish enough to let you have everything you want, "I don't wanna!" just doesn't cut it as a good rebuttal. Below are a few reasons why it really is a bad idea to tidy your bedroom once in a while. Whether you use them to refute your parents is your choice, but I won't be held responsible for any punishment you get out of it.
Nearly everyone has experienced those Saturdays during the spring when your mother wants you to go outside to work in a garden or mow the lawn or do an errand, but you were up late the previous night either surfing the web or watchin
Volpi.You will find that the story you tell
is very rarely your own. In Lucca,
even the smallest pebbles
breathe in the warm sunlight.
Knotted stones and cobbled roads
beat out a paper-dry heartbeat heat
my city breathes in and out,
inhales sparrow air.
It's writing a story.
You are the pen.
You will find that in Lucca
the daisy chains forge fire
in side streets and back alleys.
Teenagers intertwine. Tell me,
odd flower, are you still closed?
Here we are colored wax;
the heat of the city melts us.
We run into each other, rhapsody
of pigments. Operas are our specialties.
Open up; feel the reds.
If not, try and see them. There is a place
of deep knife marks, a street
long as midnight
you may learn something there.
Valentina's voice glimmers like red wine.
You may enjoy intoxications. Still,
know alcohol has no story
and will swallow your own.
Find the sign with the wolf on it.
You'll know the place. Epiphanies ring true as church-bells.
Lucca still guides the wanderers
to well sp
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