“Dying’s easy… Living’s hard.”
“Memory” Vorkosigan Saga #10 – Lois McMaster Bujold
poem © Jeffrey Beaty
September 17, 2018 — 2:00 AM
An early morning, can’t sleep bit of negativity purposefully turned positive. And yet another idea I was not shocked to learn that I was far from the first to consider…
The other replies, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense,” says the other. “There is no life after delivery. What would that life be?”
“I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths.”
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What is Beauty? They say it’s in the eye of the beholder. Can beauty exist without someone to see it and call it beautiful? I can’t answer that, but while pondering what beauty is as we perceive it, my mind started to link things together that for me was very profound. I don’t for a moment think that I am the first to consider these things in this way, but… Well, I’ll try to explain myself.
First beauty is a pattern. We see something that we recognize as beautiful and it is always going to consist of a pattern of some sort. There’s all kinds of patterns in nature. Look if you want. Here is a full encyclopedia article on just that.
If you look at nature closely enough you’ll find:
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To an Introvert, people are just weird… Ourselves included…
Had my annual physical this morning, so after being poked and prodded I was really looking forward to relaxing over a late breakfast at the Egg & I. It was delicious. As soon as I sat down however, I was continuously talked up by a grey-bearded stranger maybe a decade older than I in the booth adjacent to mine.
Any who know my introverted ways should know this kind of encounter makes me VERY uncomfortable.
Continue reading Poked, Prodded & Verbally Accosted