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Old 05-06-2001, 05:49 PM   #1
RudeDawg
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Join Date: April 9, 2001
Location: Dallas, Tx, USA
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It's a gorgeous day here in Texas. Bright and sunny, and warm. I was walking to the manager's office in my apartment complex to borrow a plunger. (toilet is draining slowly, better take care of that) A cute squirel runs ahead of me, into the bushes. It was a symbol for the great day I've been having.

On my way back to return the plunger, I saw the squirel laying in the middle of the driveway. It had been hit, and was dead. The blood had already dried and faded. It wasn't 10 minutes from when I had seen it.

It reminded me of an entry in my journal, from my youth. I was ten when it happened. I had just past the date the doctors had said would be my end. And I was getting stronger.

Quote:
Once, while walking, I came upon a small bird whose wing was broken. I felt pity, and so moved to put her out of her misery. I thought that I could help.

As I knelt, she stared at me in defiance. She sang one note: a symphony - a single sound so sweet and pure that my eyes filled with tears before the echo left my mind.

Pain filled me, running like a river through a valley; quickly, inexorably, straight to the pit of my stomach, filling me. I watched her struggle.

In her simple fight for survival, she taught me a lifetime. She showed me the truth. About myself, my life.

When she lay still, I glanced down. Her blood had stained my shoes, mingled with my tears.

With her death, I learned to live. I learned the Truth.

That was the day I came to life. (end Quote)


Dylan Thomas wrote:

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light

That's pretty much a synopsis of me life and it's meaning. I rage against the dying of the light.

Live every day as if it's your last. And if it is, let it be your best. If it is not, then fall on your knees, give thanks and vow to live as if it were.

The ThinkingDawg

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Known in these Forgotten Realms as Perin LightEyes
and my girlfriends, Pamila and Phil
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Old 05-06-2001, 05:53 PM   #2
Fljotsdale
Thoth - Egyptian God of Wisdom
 

Join Date: March 12, 2001
Location: Birmingham, West Mid\'s, England
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Sheesh, RudeDawg.
You made me cry.
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Old 05-06-2001, 05:56 PM   #3
Bourbon
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Or just play baulders gate all day......whichever....lol
sorry couldn't help it.
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Old 05-07-2001, 04:35 AM   #4
WOLFGIR
Bastet - Egyptian Cat Goddess
 

Join Date: March 1, 2001
Location: Sweden
Age: 43
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Man, we do have something in common!

Though I might be a bit gloomier..
My favourite gloom quote is:
"Despite all my rage, Im still a rat in a cage.."

Well, I will rage with you when the light dies, and I will rage with you in darknes..
"In the light of day i cried for darkness to hide me.
Dark came, and now Im crying alone in the dark for the sun to reveal me..."

Oups, now we are getting gloomy here..

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Old 05-07-2001, 05:12 AM   #5
sylent
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Join Date: January 8, 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Wow...
It's startling to think that life can end so quickly.
I always get this strange feeling when someone I know, or knew dies. Like I am not going to see them again, ever...
I don't like to talk about it though, kinda seems like tempting fate to me.

I always try to live in the way your little quote, or whatever it was suggests:
"Live every day as if it's your last. And if it is, let it be your best. If it is not, then fall on your knees, give thanks and vow to live as if it were."

Unfortunately, it's not always that simple...

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Old 05-07-2001, 05:20 AM   #6
WOLFGIR
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Originally posted by sylent:
Wow...
It's startling to think that life can end so quickly.
I always get this strange feeling when someone I know, or knew dies. Like I am not going to see them again, ever...
I don't like to talk about it though, kinda seems like tempting fate to me.

I always try to live in the way your little quote, or whatever it was suggests:
"Live every day as if it's your last. And if it is, let it be your best. If it is not, then fall on your knees, give thanks and vow to live as if it were."

Unfortunately, it's not always that simple...

Things never are easy friend!

One thing i have learned though is that a kind word costs nothing and can buy you a whole new world!




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Old 05-07-2001, 05:24 AM   #7
sylent
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Too true Wolfgir...
Perhaps I could learn to lend a kind word a little more often, then perhaps I would be a little more wealthy

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Old 05-07-2001, 05:25 AM   #8
WOLFGIR
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Quote:
Originally posted by sylent:
Too true Wolfgir...
Perhaps I could learn to lend a kind word a little more often, then perhaps I would be a little more wealthy

LOL

Well not in money, but in experience and in true friends and benefits..

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Old 05-07-2001, 05:29 AM   #9
sylent
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yeah, I figured that
"Money can't buy you love"...
I usually try to be as nice as possible, but I think in the "spur of the moment", I often fail. I still have a lot of friends though, so maybe I just imagine it...
who knows

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Old 05-07-2001, 05:32 AM   #10
WOLFGIR
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Quote:
Originally posted by sylent:
yeah, I figured that
"Money can't buy you love"...
I usually try to be as nice as possible, but I think in the "spur of the moment", I often fail. I still have a lot of friends though, so maybe I just imagine it...
who knows

Hehe, well you cant be too nice and you cant be nice all the time eh..?


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