Thoughts on Change

You live your life like chapters in a book. They come and linger for awhile and then pass. You can't cling to these moments as they come, for to do so brings you nothing but unhappiness and sorrow.

To cling to these brief moments of your life is like chasing after light. It is always on the horizon and deftly out of reach. To let them pass gracefully, even to revel in them is preferred. For clinging to a moment and attempting to shun change brings only sorrow and fear most certain.

With the future, sorrow and fear are only possibilities if you close yourself off to it.

People's unnatural fear of the future comes from their own root fear of change. To open one's self up to change is to remove that fear completely and forever.

--Another bout of insomnia last night got me to thinking. The rain is nice though in helping me relax.

the kettle begins to rumble and boilmuch as kettles have for how many years now? how many lifetimes? how many epochs? while the world falls down around us and eventually get back up to wipe the shit from the fan and plant a garden the kettles will boil on and whistle just like they always have.

- dan k

a window full of cobwebs and a pine tree impaled on a hammock

half a cup of coffee and a empty inbox

nothing to do but stare out the cobwebs and bask in the silence

damn, there are a lot of spiders up here.

The Dishwasher's Tears: Azucar Y Chicle

What I find is that if I can just observe my emotions without making them a big deal, I don't get as caught up in them. They become more like something my body does, and I don't have a lot of control over it, but I don't have to let it control me, either.

whiskey river

"Nothing can hold you back - not your childhood, not the history of a lifetime, not even the very last moment before now. In a moment you can abandon your past. And once abandoned, you can redefine it.
If the past was a ring of futility, let it become a wheel of yearning that drives you forward. If the past was a brick wall, let it become a dam to unleash your power.
The very first step of change is so powerful, the boundaries of time fall aside. In one bittersweet moment, the sting of the past is dissolved and its honey salvaged."

All Religions are Fairy Tales.

Business Owners, Customers Upset Over Controversial Billboard - News Story - WFTV Orlando

It looked harmless enough, but the words on a billboard un-nerved so many people that a popular restaurant nearby actually lost business. The billboard was on Colonial Drive near the Old Cheney Highway. Although the popular Straub's Seafood restaurant often advertises on it, this wasn't their billboard. The sign was taken down after Channel 9 started asking questions.

The billboard came down around 4:00 Friday afternoon and nearby business owners are relieved. Straub's restaurant can replace the sign with the night's specials.

At first glance the sign looked like a children's cartoon, but the message next to the fairy princess stirred emotions.

"When you condemn all religions and say they are a fairytale that is wrong," said Rich Stormes, a nearby business owner.

The billboard went up a week before Easter and business at the restaurant went down.

I voted for awesome on this one.