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Day: September 11, 2008

At the end of the day…

[I originally wrote this in 2002. Reposted with minor revisions.]

I don’t have a problem with remembering the terrible human catastrophe that occurred seven years ago today. I think it would do us all good to pause and reflect on how terrible events can bring us together, and to remember what we learned, as a nation, as a community, as a people, about the world.

But I also think we should spend more time looking forward, not looking back.

We should spend more time making grand plans and executing them, inviting our souls and being creative, and living life to the fullest.

We should spend more time doing small, special things for our friends, our family, our loved ones.

We should spend more time laughing, and making music, and increasing the joy in the people around us.

We should spend more time helping each other, and holding each other, and saying “I love you” to each other.

Because at the end of the day, each other is all we ever really have.

Captain Quirk

I’ve seen this one go around in various forms, but I don’t recall ever being tagged on it. Since aiela so nicely did tag me this time, I figure I’ll give it a whirl.

The rules!

1. Link to the person that tagged you.
2. Mention the rules in your blog.
3. Tell 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking to them.

  1. Despite being very disorganized usually, I have a compulsive desire for things to be properly catalogued and arranged on the shelf. I once spent an entire evening at telynor‘s house methodically alphabetizing her CD collection by artist, because it was annoying me that they weren’t.
  2. Despite the above, I haven’t done so on my own CDs since moving over a year ago. It is entirely possible this is because all the CDs are ripped to mp3. (The books still need to be properly alphabetized as well.)
  3. While I have a very outgoing public personality, I’m actually quite shy and introverted. Most people don’t believe me when I tell them this.
  4. I appear to be completely incapable of starting a relationship that isn’t long-distance. The last time I started a non-long-distance relationship was in 1989, when I was in college.
  5. I can, and frequently will, pick up small objects with my toes. (I’m not sure this is really all that unusual, except that several people have expressed small amazement upon seeing me do it. Or was that small amusement? But, I digress…)
  6. By the time I was 19 years old, I had held paying government jobs at the county, state, and federal levels.

I think I shall not tag anyone. Well, maybe I’ll tag …. Nah, too much pressure. No tagging. Do it if you wanna, and I’ll enjoy reading it.

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