Jungle Feelings: The Love and Kisses Special Round II
Genuine feelings. The warm buzz of looking back, reconnecting and feeling everything again with such intensity across the time span that you realize (once more) that the time span doesn’t really exist. All these moments are eternal, just waiting for your revisit. That is what it’s all about.
On that note, here’s what I, the Time Traveller, Portal Jumper and Insatiable Collector of Memories, think today:
1) While facebook spills over with those auto-generated “It’s been a great year, thanks for being part of it” picture collections, I think we should spend these final, Christmassy days of 2014 actually saying something instead of speaking with the dead voice of the digital facebook robot. It’s like a pre-printed postcard, and yes, pre-printed postcards are harmless, but spending some precious tiny moments putting together just 7 words of your own choice expressing what you actually feel is not just worthwhile, it’s the point of everything.
I work with the digital realm for a living, a lot of the time anyway, so I am not sitting on some serene offline island saying this. Enjoy the cold buzz of looking at yourself in the facebook mirror, by all means, and yes, you can do it ironically, too, I guess.
But since our digital tools will get better and better and better at these things, offering more and more of it, I’m just saying: Keep working your this-is-me-communicating-for-real muscle, instead of staying inside those pre-printed boxes made available by fast-and-easy-digi-la-la-land. Because when there’s no effort, it means nothing.
2) I think everyone should totally do whatever they want, so feel free to completely ignore 1).
3) But my rant mode is still on, so: Anyone doing the usual complaining about public transport and Christmas travels as if it’s the fifth circle of Dante’s Inferno has no real problems and should travel the world some more to get some perspective.
Right, that was 1 – 2 – 3 – now GO! Time for some wild time travelling with no complaining at all. Only ONE day to go now, people, so we’re heating things up, cosy emotion soup styleee, with one more collection of those junglistic kisses and sweaty hugs all over the place. It’s a junglistic love mix, once again, and we’re diving in!
Chriszka the Time Traveller makes an appearance at the Jeff Mills Party Turned Junglism Session after a particularly fun portal adventure (hence the adventurous hair), and Jungle Hut Mama is really happy to see her! Also, one of my absolute favourite friendship pics. Bonus info: In the background, Rasmus takes a rest on a pillow covering the secret time portal. He knows nothing.
Awww. Joel and Sofia feeling the friendship on the dancefloor at RAW 2008.
CRS and Chriszka feeling intense at Culture Box, 2007.
Garridge Bwoy feels okay once again, safely sandwiched by the Time Traveller and the Jungle Monster. At Ohoi!’s 6th birthday bash, July 2008. We all know that the Jungle Monster could have all kinds of things hiding in her mouth, here, but on the surface, this is a zen moment.
Liquido manages a quick kiss goodbye before the Time Traveller jumps out into new portal adventures. Looking at the dress she might be ending up at the Jeff Mills Kidnapping Party “later” on. Okay, but on the surface of things, this is Stella Polaris 2008.
Siblings enjoying themselves at RAW 2009!
Yes, I know you are all looking straight into our lovely eyes right now. Somewhere on a dancefloor, could be a FWD night, on the Ohoi! trip, London 2007.
The time traveller makes one of many appearances at Jungle Bells 2005! Vitus appreciates this!
Big smiles, blurry scan! Mega oldskool pic of N.I.S and Chriszka. Looking back, even I (who revisit the past often) feel genuinely surprised about the amount of jungle parties we had in Copenhagen back in those days. It was almost every single week for a while. No wonder we have big Cheshire cat grins here.
A magnificent masterpiece of a group hug at Roskilde 2005. What a great Sunday that was.
LOL. CRS has himself a very zen moment at Ohoi!s 6th birthday party.
An extreme close-up of friendliness! Chriszka the Time Traveller has definitely been dancing here.
You have probably noticed that there’s a whole lot of friendly kissing going on in this junglistic universe of warmed up molecules. But THESE GUYS are actually a couple! Here doing the back-to-front-we-are-a-couple-hug. It’s definitely not like an I-OWN-this-woman! kind of hug, because Garridge Bwoy does not wanna own anything at all, according to his firm political standpoints. (In the back, you see birthday boy Tim Driver still trying to explain his t-shirt. Oh, and in the back to the other side, Sofus the Amazing Shapeshifter! How cosy is this! Let’s go back to this moment!)
See what I mean? Couples are the only ones NOT kissing in these Jungle Feelings selections.
Okay, so that’s not completely true, either, I guess. So here you go. Extra bonus in the back: Lewis a tiny bit zonked out by his busy schedule that weekend. Almost looks like a time portal hangover, that. This is, of course, the RAW after after after after after party on a Monday evening at Bryggen.
More kissing! This time a New Year’s version! New Year’s Evening is a marvellous night for some serious time portal jumping, for obvious reasons. Everyone’s more drunk than ususal so notices even less, and the entire planet is absorbed in thoughts on the mysteries of chronological time, intensifying the magic in the air and thus making time travelling a lot easier. Thank you, sheeple, you worshippers of the clock!
Chriszka the Time Traveller and Sofus the Amazing Shapeshifter is having a relaxed break from their superpowers on the dancefloor at Dyssen. Sofus is NOT tired, just a but mellow, after being hypnotized so that he wouldn’t expose the Time Traveller secret (remember?)
2000F couldn’t kill himself with the group hug, so he goes for a synchronous drinking hug instead at RAW, 2009! Experts.
No, I’m not stopping ever. Apparently. Chriszka and Mika at Chriszka’s Birthday Bash at Nadsat.
Liquid is all “oh, alrighty then, come on here, you” with Wilcks in this pic. Well, who can resist the happy puppy mood. Only robots. This is RAW 2009, btw.
Someone feels pleased with the sandwich situation, here. Happy wolf face, well executed! This is one of those particularly fun New Year’s Eves, with lots of wild adventures. Did everyone survive? Not sure, actually, the Jungle Monster could have easily killed off a few without anyone noticing. Two people in this pic survived the night, I know that much.
Mega oldskool scan! Ok Preston gets one of those hair kisses.
The pretending-not-to-have-fun hug, while having tons of fun, late evening at Roskilde Festival.
More cosy times at Tim Driver’s birthday, June 2009. Tim Driver is f******* done explaining his t-shirt by now.
Molecules are thoroughly warmed up here! Junglists crashing a trance dancefloor. That’s how we do it. Showing those trancers who’s boss.
This is what darkside does to me! Laura still wears the attitude necessary for the Ass’n’Titties t-shirt.
Look, we have Friends Hair! ❤
Another mega old scan! Look at you, CRS! And look at OK Preston looking at us. A private party at one of Jungle Mama’s very early Jungle Hut’s, this. The dj setup was on the window sill.
Whooops, what is this? WHEN is this? Nine years ago? Now? Soon? Don’t be fooled by the chronology mind trick, people, it’s just the universe teasing you. And yes, I see your eye, Jungle Monster, burning red, still.
Two important things to remember
1) Tomorrow is the last day of JUngLEkalenderen. Present time! (this could be a riddle).
2) It’s also family time, big time! What a great opportunity to test your kids (and your uncles) for darkside junglism with the infallable Ali Baba test! – find it here: The DIY Test: Is Your Child a Junglist?
Feeling loved up? If you want more, check out the 7 most romantic jungle tunes ever.
For more intense hugging, check out the Blasts from the Past – the Birthday Bash Edition, and, of course, the first edition of Jungle Feelings: The Love and Kisses Special. Also, I wouldn’t miss the Jungle Feelings: The Group Hug Special if I were you.
For more dancefloor’y action, jump into the Dancefloors, moshpits and junglistic crowdsurfing.
Did you miss a day of JUnGLE? There are 23 posts to dive into, now, and you can do them chronologically or whichever way you please right here: JUngLEkalenderen, the complete collection.