I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Edgar Allen Poe
The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.
- H. L. Mencken
Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so
What I have been telling you, from alpha to omega, what is the one great thing the sigil taught me — that everything in life is miraculous. For the sigil taught me that it rests within the power of each of us to awaken at will from a dragging nightmare of life made up of unimportant tasks and tedious useless little habits, to see life as it really is, and to rejoice in its exquisite wonderfulness. If the sigil were proved to be the top of a tomato-can, it would not alter that big fact, nor my fixed faith. No Harrowby, the common names we call things by do not matter — except to show how very dull we are ...
-James Branch Cabell
October 07, 2017 - 10:38 a.m.
I'm considering cutting down on my blogging. I won't stop, I'll still blog about concerts and what I do when I go out. I just won't blog on days, like today, when I nothing particular on my mind. I'm not going to search for things to write about. If I'm not writing from inner need and I get no feedback from others; what's the point? I'm hoping this doesn't happen often. Maybe something in the paper will inspire me. I should have lots to write about tomorrow and maybe the next day. I have to overcome some anxiety to go out tomorrow night.
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