|AN INTERVIEW WITH A VISION QUESTER
||[Jun. 5th, 2007|01:26 pm]
Brian + Tyler = Bryler Slash
|[||What I's At
|[||How I Feel
|[||What I Hear
|||||My Own Laughter||]|
Me: First things first, Bri-ron, thanks for joining us so soon after your epic Vision Quest.
Bri-ron: Well...thanks for having me. It's a real honor to be here to talk about such an important event in my life where I was able to discover myself.
M: First off, I must ask: how do you feel?
B (sorely) : I cant move, I cant do anything, my feet are killing me, my legs are shot, I just have to rest.
M: Sounds painful.
B (smiling) : Yeah, but not really. It's a good type of pain. It's great to have shared it with someone so important to my life and my self-understanding.
M (winking): You mean your compatriot, Tyler?
B (still smiling): Oh, yeah.
M: How was your interaction with your fellow Vision Quester?
B (with an air of serenity): Tyler and I talked about everything. We definitely feed off each other. I'm glad he's around, he's a good man and we've kind of embraced it and enjoyed it. We have a lot to share. We shared ourselves with each other.
M: Sounds like it (wink, wink; nudge, nudge). It sounds like you both tired one another out from pentetrating each other's...minds.
B: Oh, definitely. But the fatigue, the exhaustion, just lets me know it's been a real experience. What I feel in my body is matched by what I feel in my mind.
M: That's some real penetrating stuff. Sounds so intense. So how were the days structured?
B: Well, we began early in the morning. We hiked 7-8 miles, side by side. After finding a good spot to set up shop, we set up camp ground near a river, it was something of beauty. It being not quite nightfall, we hiked 3 miles more. Growing tired and physically fatigued, we then hiked back to begin the spiritual part of our journey. We chilled out, read, and wrote. Our muscles tired by the physical feats of the day, we took a dip in the river, the cool waters healing the pains in our butts, thighs, and feet. Being who I am, I relieved myself in the waters. The cool river felt magical around my genitals. After the gentle waters had passed over us, cleansing us of the wear and tear of the day, we returned to shore, glistening from the river water, and had dinner. As the day (or gay?) gave way to night, we welcomed sweet dusk as we watched the stars. After considering the awesomeness of the day, we turned in and went to sleep. The next day we returned home to relax and contemplate individually the experience.
M: Considering the purpose and nature of a Vision Quest, what were the issues you intended to and did grapple with?
B (perplexed): I was definitely focusing on two central issues: 1. imagination-- I tend to focus on the future and unknown and those cause anxiety; 2. I am coming to grips with the concept I have with my body-- I never am gonna be satisfied, which brings into question why I excercise: is it to look better or feel better?
M: You said to me privately that the second issue was the most troubling for you. Would you care to elaborate?
B (troubled) : Sure. It is easy to tell yourself by principle you look fine, but my standards are strange and I'm trying to just work through it and be happier with the way I look. But its cool, I'm just trying to be happy with it.
M: It sounds like a great experience. It sounds like you know yourself and you know Try-ler better.
B (smiling with a glow in his eyes at the mention of his friend): Yeah, I definitely do. I'm hungry for more.