Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Magic mushrooms will be illegal here as of the 1st of December. Or rather: cultivating and selling them to tourists will be illegal. Non-tourists as well, probably. The reason for this is that people, especially tourists, are displaying an increasing tendency to jump out of windows and off bridges when under the influence. I remember that we used to warn each other that LSD and mushrooms would make you "want to jump", "think you can fly". No-one that I knew ever jumped. Have people stopped warning each other or have they stopped listening?
I don't quite understand this magic mushroom hype. Why do all these tourists need to come here to buy mushrooms when those psylo's are native in allmost all of Europe? When I was young I first heard from them in England, from people who went looking for them every autumn in the forest. Today it seems to have grown a bit out of hand. When I was 17-18 I have taken the mushrooms twice. The first time was wonderful, I took them together with my boyfriend, we were in love, it was perfect, we felt hyper-alive, radiating with energy, everything was paradise. The second time I don't remember very well, except it was dark, I felt alone, every effort was senseless, and I felt disconnected from the other people in the room. I saw strange patterns on the wall and I couldn't think straight. It wasn't a good experience and I never took them again.
On the internet I read messages from people who seem to take them regularly. Some people seem to want to turn their brains into a mushy spectrum of fractals on a weekly basis. That doesn't seem healthy to me.
I had an opinion on this, but it seems to be evading me. Just when I think I have got it again, it turns around and slips away.