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.

Date: 2010-08-19 06:51 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] technoshaman.livejournal.com
Welcome back, V. That *is* the thing about LiveJournal (and Dreamwidth) is that they are deep, introspective, highly filterable places where you can poke at the dark places and see what comes out of'em...

Be good to yourself.

Date: 2010-08-19 07:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blueinatl.livejournal.com
welcome back. I too have been gone for a long time and should probably pick back up as well. Perhaps at some point in the future.

Date: 2010-08-19 08:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] archway.livejournal.com
Welcome back. ~merry smile~

Date: 2010-08-19 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjhunter.livejournal.com
It's good to have someone else to read... it was getting far too quiet in here.

Date: 2010-08-19 02:57 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-08-20 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiia.livejournal.com
Welcome back! You have been missed :)

Date: 2010-08-20 06:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 10dimensions.livejournal.com
I'm not leaving lj until they kick me off. There's too much I can't say on fb! ;)

Date: 2010-08-30 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vernard.livejournal.com
I'm going to be hosting a party Friday night at D*C for just the good old fashioned Inner Circle [livejournal.com profile] margaritafri and such. Please see if you and your lovely beau can make it down. I'll make your favorite drink if you do!

Date: 2010-08-26 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irtluhc.livejournal.com
Welcome back, man!

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