So I think I can dance…
Tonight, standing under a starless sky, clouds reflecting a pinkish-purple glow of city light, I wonder what I want my independent happiness to reflect.
So I think I can dance, and, given music I can discern a rhythm through my tinnitus and hearing aids, I can dance…
Well, I can dance, even if I know few formal dance moves, but…
Do I want to be known as a sexy dancer?
Do I want to attract that kind of attention, when I’m a married man who hasn’t had an orgasm with another person in over ten years?
Doesn’t the juxtaposition of looking sexy and getting sexually aroused while dancing publicly but having a sexless private life interfere with my Happiness?
So, yes, I think I can dance but if the joy of dancing causes side effects detrimental to my mental health then I might have no choice but to isolate myself from social situations that might lead to dancing.
Just because I can dance, just because I can socialise, just because i know how to make other people feel good about themselves doesn’t mean I should.
I know it doesn’t make sense to hear myself say that having a good time and making other people feel good is actually bad for me but it’s true.
I really feel better here, writing to myself, not analysing another person’s behaviour to figure out what I can do to say nice words to that person to build a protective wall or smoke screen of “feeling good” between us so that that person can’t see my happiness is fake, that my true desire is if I’m going to remain childless then I might as well be dead and not using resources that somebody else’s child could be using to be a successful procreater.
At least I’m no longer depressed because I’ve found a way to live as if I’m already dead and just label it happiness to project a socially acceptable set of states of energy to hide within.