one thing about driving in new york, you have to know how to speed up to slow down. i suggest you do the same to truly enjoy the holiday season.
you’re in a car curving around grand army plaza, waiting with bated breath, foot poised over the gas peddle, light turns green, and their off! until the next block, where a perfectly visible red light has been waiting for you the entire time. so you slam on the breaks, especially if you’re a dollar van barreling down flatbush ave, and bring your ride to unnecessary, whiplash halt. proceed in this manner all the way to your destination. you’ll get there in the same amount of time it woulda taken you if your foot was easier on the gas (if your breath was more even, if your mind was more peace) but you’ll have the added benefit of being good and stressed. i guarantee you that if you speed up to slow down all the way to your next move (or your last move) you’ll arrive having cultivated a whole next level degree of disassociation and impatience.
this is a perfect perscription for feeling big, bad, and righteous. which we all need to feel. when we are being total assholes to ourselves and the world around us.
attention all holiday shoppers. whether you’re shopping for goods or just a good, peaceful time: keep speeding up to slow down. cuz its so ineffective it works. free, painful armor, load up people, its the ultimate black friday dizz-eal!
honestly, why pace yourself? pacing yourself from here to new years will just mean you get to be present, that you get to be in your body, sit with your feelings, remember all your actions, that you’ll be gently and compassionately compelled towards accountability. its all fucked off.
lead to the pedal baby. do it. press on the gas. because it works so good. don’t it.
roopstar the mad rapper