Submitted by __0 in lobby

I fantasize about squatting the unoccupied buildings i walk by, i live in a basement and i am paying more for rent than i ever have. I think “why am I participating in a system i don't agree with”, I’ve never had a better landlord and it feels paralyzing, my partner is so happy with our place, i left my last place because my roommates were terrible, some of my close family likes in a apartment building that is almost entirely empty, they can’t begin construction until the tenants leave, they will replace the building with smaller suites that appeals more to the investment climate … it all looks modern and grey …

I wonder why i am living so timidly, Why don't i tell the people around me that i have something better to live for than just letting things continue as they are …

I have a bag of potatoes that are beginning to sprout, and i want somewhere to plant them,

I want a place to play my music, a place to share the things i care about

I want to be able to walk around at night and feel like i have a place in this city that i belong

I want to live my life daringly. But I don’t want to worry the people who matter most to me.

Hmm…

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__0 OP wrote

I miss when i used to go into the woods with my friends as a kid, and build forts, we would dig into the clay, we would make huge Structures out of snow in the winter, and bring a thermos with hot drinks and sit together in our ice castle, there is something so primal about being able to create something just on an impulse, with no concept of a limit other than time in a day, I'm quite certain that if it weren’t for us having to go back to our homes for dinner and to school the next day we could have rebuilt the world.

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__0 OP wrote

And when people ask me what my plans are I'm embarrassed to admit, that the people who have most inspired me in my life are all in mental institutions, and prisons, or have simply walked into the sunset, leaving society behind. My most nostalgic memories are of a cabin i lived as a child with no electricity or running water, with a skeleton key lock and a wood stove.

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ukuleleclass wrote

i think there’s something inherently anarchistic in the play and wonder if children— something that get’s beaten out of us day after day as we’re bombarded by media that scrambles our temporality. it’s such a gift to be able to yearn like you are and to be able to deeply feel a desire towards play and creativity. i’m just now slowly reconnecting with that child like impulse within myself and it’s starting to feel so grounding. thanks for sharing your experience :) i hope you find the stillness and passion to follow those primal urges to commune with the wilderness <3

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capitan wrote

I have a bag of potatoes that are beginning to sprout, and i want somewhere to plant them,

Start an illegal community garden?

I want a place to play my music, a place to share the things i care about

Busk in a public area?

I want to be able to walk around at night and feel like i have a place in this city that i belong

For me, it has always been about the people around me whether or not I feel like I belong. Other than that, familiar smells help. There are a few noisy plants near where I grew up / live.

I want to live my life daringly. But I don’t want to worry the people who matter most to me.

Yeah but... People tend to cling real hard.. Sometimes just need to give them a chance to loosen their grip. They have no reason to worry at the end of the day, in my opinion.

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__0 OP wrote

Thanks :)

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__0 OP wrote

Im going to try to acquire a shovel sometime for some stealthy gardening

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roanoke9 wrote

Potato eyes and onion roots etc can be pushed into soft soil, with your thumb shovel free fyi.

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capitan wrote

A stick can also be used to break up soil. Or anything mildly shovel-shaped I guess.

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anarresinfoshop wrote

I fantasize about squatting the unoccupied buildings i walk by, i live in a basement and i am paying more for rent than i ever have.

Shit, are you my cool neighbor? Damn, is my neighbor anarchist? Fuck, is that why they are so nice to me?

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__0 OP wrote

Maybe if i get a passport I’ll check out the infoshop 😊

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anarresinfoshop wrote

We welcome any of you who are interested to join us in our little sanctuaries, events, etc

Also, if you have any books, CDs, or other media to share, you can send it to us and we will try to get it out to people to read and watch and listen to, etc. If it is a text, we can print copies if you send us the file digitally

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