Aug. 19th, 2010

I'm back.

Aug. 19th, 2010 12:54 am
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I'm back. And I start with a quote.

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

A Splendid Torch, George Bernard Shaw

I've been gone a long time. Yes, from LiveJournal but also from what this journal represents: introspection. I'd given up on taking a good long hard look at myself, my actions, my feelings and my life. I had given up on the subtle and not so subtle insights that can also be gained by having others take a glimpse into me as well. I was lured away by the ephemeral and sweet nature of tweets and Walls. They were pleasant but somehow do not have a depth that I seek. So I return here, to my journal. my Livejournal. Its stark and bare. And somehow seems more like home for its bleakness. Here I shall lay naked in front of the mirror to see if there is an abyss hiding there.

So I return. And I make a promise both to myself and those of you that feel so inclined to read that I will be honest to my self. And I will post my thoughts and share what little knowledge and wisdom that I have. And in return, I will engage those that comment and seek my counsel. And with any luck, I can see if the "live" is still present in LiveJournal.

So hello everyone.  Its good to be back.


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