Typically narcissistic blogging.

A Good Stare

Have you ever stood in front of some unbelievably gorgeous and compelling work of art and wanted to just stare at it, try to take it in, try to absorb it? To try to make your brain comprehend what you are seeing and what you are feeling when you see it?

I will do that in museums, when I am struck by the vision and talent of an artist, when I feel that there is nothing I can do but just appreciate the hell out of a piece of art. Sometimes, I do the same thing with women.

I don’t know about you, but I love a good stare.

Say you think some individual is totally hot. Like, devastatingly hot. The kind of hot where your eyes want to follow him or her everywhere. The kind of hot where, even if he or she is no longer in the room, if you picture him or her, you still have to brace yourself against something until your blood pressure returns to something resembling normal. And, given the absence of ability to touch him or her (which may be total or may be temporary), you wanna look at that person—as much and as often as possible. You want to take in every detail, every angle, appreciate everything you can. Because regardless of what flaws that individual may or may not have, he or she is fucking stunning.

And if you do get to (and he or she doesn’t call the cops on you for being a creepy stalker, and good luck with that), it’s a bit like being a kid in a candy store. Or even an adult in a candy store. You ever been to Powell’s Sweet Shoppe? You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate it. But that’s beside the point. I think. Mmmmm. Candy.

Sugar is good for you, right?

Anyway, lately I find myself staring. Like, chin resting on my palm, all thoughts gone from my head, eyes like malfunctioning tractor beams, staring. And yes, for those of you keeping track at home, I am talking about the hotness ninja. I’ve been staring, trying to avoid loud, wistful sighs, and enjoying the hell out of the view.

It’s a simple pleasure, and one of which we should all take advantage whenever possible. Gentle reader, if the hottie(s) in your life are receptive, and you aren’t a creepy stalker (<–IMPORTANT) don’t forget to take some time and just stare at them. Watch them move, watch them work, watch them cook or do dishes or reorganize their bookshelves. Appreciate every angle, every movement. Every moment where they are thinking of something, singing, reading, or dancing.

It’s an entirely worthwhile way to pass the time.

4 responses

  1. jonstarbuck

    “watch them cook or do dishes or reorganize their bookshelves”, that sounds less general and more specific…

    July 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    • Your point being? I pretty much just listed random activities. Don’t read into it.

      July 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      • jonstarbuck

        Clearly I’m reading too much into it.
        Anyway, I’m told women don’t like to be stared at by random dudes, but then that is until she is starred at by some random person she wants to be stared at by. If the stare-er and the stare-ee are gracious about it then there is little to get upset about.

        July 19, 2011 at 7:08 pm

  2. Well, given that I was also suggesting that you stare at and appreciate people who are not random, it’s ultimately your choice.

    July 19, 2011 at 11:54 pm

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