Monday, January 25, 2010


...I'm back!

I've figured that it will be near-impossible to have the world's longest running blog when I'm 85 if I don't post anything. I'm hoping the great blog historians will be lenient on me RE: the past year and three weeks, attributing my absence to rebelling against my inner blog taskmaster.

Well the prodigal blogger has come home - turn on all the lights to welcome me! (There's a Chicken Soup for the Soul story to go along with that mental image and I can't find it...the one thing in the world that isn't on the Internet.)

So...not a lot has changed...except for the details? The forest is still the same, with a few new trees here or there. Although there are times of doubt, I've realized it's a pretty good forest to be in.

I just finished this book that was pretty unremarkable - it was one of those that I kept reading just to finish it, because it wasn't intolerable enough to ditch - but it did have a very interesting quote.

"We all wanted to be somebody else. Somebody braver, or more handsome, or smarter. It's what children want. It's what you grow out of, if you're lucky. If you don't, it's a lifetime of agony."

Part of me hates that quote because it seems to be advising against trying your best, giving your all, bettering yourself and situation, etc. etc. However, it does advocate a gentle acceptance of who you are and how your life is unfolding. (How you are unfolding your life?) Play the hand you are given, to the best of your ability - don't spend your time bemoaning what you are not.

Anyway, as much as I hate to give credit and publicity, it's from "A Reliable Wife" by Robert Goolrick.

lemon out!

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