"Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous." ~Anais Nin

11 November 2014

Armistice Day/Veterans Day 2014

The Parable of the Old Man and the Young

Wilfred Owen1893 - 1918
So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went,
And took the fire with him, and a knife.
And as they sojourned both of them together,
Isaac the first-born spake and said, My Father,
Behold the preparations, fire and iron,
But where the lamb for this burnt-offering?
Then Abram bound the youth with belts and straps,
and builded parapets and trenches there,
And stretchèd forth the knife to slay his son.
When lo! an angel called him out of heaven,
Saying, Lay not thy hand upon the lad,
Neither do anything to him. Behold,
A ram, caught in a thicket by its horns;
Offer the Ram of Pride instead of him.

But the old man would not so, but slew his son,
And half the seed of Europe, one by one.

05 November 2014

Changes are being made

 Okay, I am slowly, but surely cleaning up my online presence.  Slowly, but surely cleaning up my life.  I've deleted or reverted to draft ALL my posts from 2011 and many, many others.  They just don't fit where my head is right now, or where I think it will be again.  Or at least anytime soon.

I've been in a strange and contemplative mood for the last couple of weeks, and feel like I am undergoing a sea-change.  Maybe I am.  I certainly hope I am: things need to change, I need to change.  Maybe this is the beginning.

Or maybe this is just a mood.

I suppose I'll find out.

It doesn't really matter.  All I know is that I feel different.  I feel like I'm changing.  I feel . . . like maybe my life will get a little bit better soon.

I'll write more later.  Something deeper, more in depth.  I want to write more on my religious beliefs and my life and goals and dreams and whatnot.  I'm going to be taking more time between posts, working on my own things, and I want to make sure that what I do post is more coherent.  Life has been complicated (and rather awful) lately, but I feel like that is going to change.  I just want this blog to keep up.