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Grief is such a selfish thing.

I don't have a lot of friends. I've always been much more about quality than quantity. So it's a large hole they leave behind in my life.

Bill had a wickedly wrong sense of humor. He was a brilliant musician. He loved a good philosophical argument. Exactly the qualities I like. He is and will be missed.
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Grief is such a selfish thing.

I don't have a lot of friends. I've always been much more about quality than quantity. So it's a large hole they leave behind in my life.

Bill had a wickedly wrong sense of humor. He was a brilliant musician. He loved a good philosophical argument. Exactly the qualities I like. He is and will be missed.

RIP

Jun. 4th, 2009 11:23 am
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David Carradine in Circle of Iron


Cord: "I never thought you'd run from a fight."

The Blind Man: "It's hard to kill a horse with a flute."

RIP

Jun. 4th, 2009 11:23 am
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David Carradine in Circle of Iron


Cord: "I never thought you'd run from a fight."

The Blind Man: "It's hard to kill a horse with a flute."

Death.

Sep. 12th, 2006 03:15 pm
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It has been called an affair of the living and it most certainly is. As I just commented to someone, death defines life. Not only as its opposite but life simply wouldn't be possible without death.
I've dealt with my omnivorous diet and the life I live in terms of death. While the Jains may try their damnedest, it is, I believe, impossible to live without benefiting from suffering and death. One can certainly alter the amount, bit not rid themselves of it completely. And as one diminishes the death one causes, one also diminishes the tangential benefits that other living things gain from that death. It is amazing to me how we lock our dead bodies in steel and concrete to retard as long as possible our reintegration with the life cycle of others. Surely this is as selfish as eating meat?

From the movie Circle of Iron:

Blind wanderer (after catching a fish): A fish saved my life once.

The seeker: How?

Blind wanderer: I ate him.

I love those lines, because there is a obvious meaning and a deeper meaning behind them in that they are uttered by a wise man. With the power of death comes a very great responsibility as with most things in life. It is incumbent upon us to understand who we are and where we are in this universe. As an Existentialist, I believe we define humanity with our actions. So we must temper our selfishness lest it be returned upon us. Like it or not we are part of something very large. So we must face and understand all our actions and their consequences. We must face the ugly as well as the beautiful. To do less is to abdicate our responsibility to ourselves and the world.

Death.

Sep. 12th, 2006 03:15 pm
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It has been called an affair of the living and it most certainly is. As I just commented to someone, death defines life. Not only as its opposite but life simply wouldn't be possible without death.
I've dealt with my omnivorous diet and the life I live in terms of death. While the Jains may try their damnedest, it is, I believe, impossible to live without benefiting from suffering and death. One can certainly alter the amount, bit not rid themselves of it completely. And as one diminishes the death one causes, one also diminishes the tangential benefits that other living things gain from that death. It is amazing to me how we lock our dead bodies in steel and concrete to retard as long as possible our reintegration with the life cycle of others. Surely this is as selfish as eating meat?

From the movie Circle of Iron:

Blind wanderer (after catching a fish): A fish saved my life once.

The seeker: How?

Blind wanderer: I ate him.

I love those lines, because there is a obvious meaning and a deeper meaning behind them in that they are uttered by a wise man. With the power of death comes a very great responsibility as with most things in life. It is incumbent upon us to understand who we are and where we are in this universe. As an Existentialist, I believe we define humanity with our actions. So we must temper our selfishness lest it be returned upon us. Like it or not we are part of something very large. So we must face and understand all our actions and their consequences. We must face the ugly as well as the beautiful. To do less is to abdicate our responsibility to ourselves and the world.
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Gilligan is dead! Bob Denver died last Friday at 70. I was a devoted Gilligan's Island watcher as a kid. I probably could have won trivia contests about the show back then--I must have watched every show at least 3 or 4 times. Only three castaways left now.
I even watched "The Far Out Space Nuts" during its short run.
A sad day.
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Gilligan is dead! Bob Denver died last Friday at 70. I was a devoted Gilligan's Island watcher as a kid. I probably could have won trivia contests about the show back then--I must have watched every show at least 3 or 4 times. Only three castaways left now.
I even watched "The Far Out Space Nuts" during its short run.
A sad day.

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