June 3rd, 2005

Did Lasith go on the Warpath?

Recent journal entries have been told to have been too negative...
I thought they were somewhat realistic...somewhat evil...I have
never said I'm not evil...Hoever if my allies are offended...Then
should I not beg at their feet like I did to make them my allies...
anyway sometimes I just write stuff for the hell of it...it's not
that I'm very serious about all this stuff I write...people think
I'm homicidal or something...It's against my religion...I assure you
that I do not have any victims hidden away and I have never wished
upon anyones death but my own...I did have an interesting thought...
People want to live forever but the worst possible afterlife is
Eternal torment in Hell...If you were in Hell you would want to die
or would you? Anyway I know I'd be bored in heaven...Like I am now I
guess...Recently people have discussed drugs with me...I am
wondering about them...Maybe I would become a blazing bud philosopher

Shine I'll stand by you
Don't try and push me away
'cause I'm just gonna stay
You can shine I won't deny you
And don't be afraid it'll all be ok

Do you know my name
Well I ain't gonna take
that big time line
won't be beat by a lie
Gonna call out to these embers
waiting to ignite
Gonna pull you up
By your love, by your love
and tell you

Shine I'll stand by you
Don't try and push me away
'cause I'm just gonna stay
You can shine I won't deny you
And don't be afraid it'll all be ok

I can see the frown you wear
All around like some faded crown
Like a watch over wound
Gonna call down to this diamond
buried underground
Gonna pull you up
by your love, by your love
and tell you -

Shine I'll stand by you
Don't try and push me away
'cause I'm just gonna stay
You can shine I won't deny you
And don't be afraid it'll all be ok

When it's said and done
What you need will come
and time won't let me
Let you let me waste it this time
shine...
  • Current Music
    Shine - Cyndi Lauper

Hommage To Juster

But it's not just learning things that's important.
It's learning what to do with what you learn and
learning why you learn things at all that matters.

The princesses of Rhyme and Reason tell this to Milo when he finally reaches the Castle of the Air in Chapter 18. Milo explains that if he had not made
so many mistakes, he would have gotten there sooner. The princesses, of course, are pleased by his eagerness and good nature, and they tell him
that mistakes are perfectly all right, so long as Milo has learned from
them.

Mathematics
...for one of the nicest things about mathematics, or anything else you might care to learn, is that many of the things which can never be, often are. You see it's very much like your trying to reach Infinity. You know that it's there, but you just don't know where-but just because you can never reach it doesn't mean that it's not worth looking for.

The Easiest thing

The only thing you can do easily is be wrong,
and that's hardly worth the effort.

Juster Norton. 1929. American architect and author.

"Once upon a time there was a sensible straight line who was hopelessly in love with a dot. 'You're the beginning and the end, the hub, the core and the quintessence,' he told her tenderly, but the frivolous dot wasn't a bit interested, for she only had eyes for a wild and unkempt squiggle who never seemed to have anything on his mind at all. All of the line's romantic dreams were in vain, until he discovered . . . angles! Now, with newfound self-expression, he can be anything he wants to be--a square, a triangle, a parallelogram. . . . And that's just the beginning!"

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1963).

And so time over time
What will change the world
No one knows
So the only promise
Is a day to live, to give
And share with one another
See the wisdom from mistakes in our past
Hear the younger gerneration ask
Why do I feel this way
The promise of a new day
  • Current Music
    Promise of A New Day - Paula Abdul

The Silent Guest

I never beckoned him to come
I never thought he would
Uninvited but coming because I was dumb
Making choices I know I never should
I thought I could be eighteen till I died
I thought that drinking and drugs would be alright
But those poisons told a truth i couldn't hide
That I was already losing the fight
It cut through me like a knife
That death had come before I had a life

I know I'm a genius, where are the roses?
  • Current Music
    Cat's in the Cradle