Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Mon Jul 28 23:09:36 2003
Visions, Analogies

I was at Coffee Tree, and as I was leaving, I saw a spider thread from far above pass down to the ground. I gently reached out, touched it, pulled it towards me, and released it. It didn't break, and I didn't feel it, but I saw it move. I tilted my head, and looked at all of its length I could see. It was only the weird lights there that let me see it at all. I wondered, if any of the other coffeeshop people had seem me staring at apparently nothing, and touching it, what they would've thought.

Political philosophy is a curiosity, I think. Nietzsche was right to shy from statements on it -- the proper unit of philosophy, or at least the most interesting, is the person. The masses will never understand the most relevant question -- how can one person live a good life. Very few of us have the opportunity to shape society much. However, we have a lot of ability to shape our own lives and those of people immediately around us. To step free of the chains that bind us, to decide that externally imposed values and rules don't mean as much anymore to us, and to wear our own life like our own clothes, that is how we should live. To look deeply into ourselves, and into others, and see things that are obvious to everyone who looks, that noone sees because they arn't looking, that's our lot. We see our faults, and correct them, or correct for them, but don't brood over them. We shrug off pain and guilt, correcting anything we want for next time, and let go of everything else. We live life as openly and honestly as we can. We don't see ourselves as victims, and enjoy all sides of life. We avoid foolish sentiment, and love our sadness and happiness. We are whole people, acknowledge all sides to ourselves, regardless of what society thinks, and decide which parts we celebrate, and which we surpress. We mince no words. We think before we talk, and dissect rhetoric before we respond to it. We are decisive, fair, and willing to change our minds when the situation merits. That is to live the good life.

To follow in front -- to drive in front of someone, and use their turn signals to make the same turns they make, before they do.

Paul went into his study, pulled a book from his desk, and, sipping on his tea, read for a few hours. In time, the light grew dark, and at last he folded his book and left.

It was a joyous day on the island -- the face of the spirit had appeared in the smoke, and as tradition dictated, they kept the fires lit until it departed. The elders watched the impassive face slowly move its eyes to and fro, looking for divine wisdom.

I seem to have Firewater's song Secret stuck in my head. It's like a theme song. It's a perfect song for a funeral.

And everybody comes, and everybody goes When your number comes up nobody ever really knows ... Meanwhile everybody laughs, everybody lies, everybody lives, everybody tries Just to make it through another day

Ever had a thought in your mind to music that's like a weird music video? Hmm.... wicca... dark days indeed ...

Today, after work, I went with R to a music concert at Club Laga. The second band was really really good. It brought back memories of Outland. I wish I were in Columbus again for a weekend. Hmm. No need to wish, I can do it! But.. there is something nobler about the wish ... well, maybe. I want to drive around a bit more on weekends. Maybe I'll drive to Phil or something soon.

Friendster's getting slow. *sigh*

Oh, yes, I forgot -- I finished a really good book loaned to me by a friend. The title is "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay". It's very entertaining.

Anyhow, I'll be slowly improving my blog over the next few weeks. Features will just be there one day. I probably won't announce stuff. *shrug*

Here's a link to my Amazon Wishlist. I'm not suggesting anyone buy me stuff (although that's welcome), but you can use it to see the kind of stuff I find interesting. Maybe you'll find it interesting too.