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
2001-02-07 - 07:22:13
I'm a total Batnose. I have to get up extra early to teach tomorrow. I'm starting and ending class early so I can get down and see Carey in time for Slaid's show tomorrow night. It's now after 2 AM. I'm getting up at 7. Of course I haven't starting packing yet. Carey would be very disappointed if I started any earlier. What will I forget this time? As long as I have my Carey Package I'm OK. Everything else is a luxury. So tomorrow it's teaching, running to make the train back to Queens and the drive down to MD. I love a nice relaxing vacation. None of this is of any importance though, I'm seeing Slaid with Carey, I know tomorrow will be great. I even got the Oliver's Army T-shirts made. I didn't do a great job, what a shock. They are passable at least.
I just read Carey's Mental Notes . Not a happy entry. She talks about wishing she could believe when people say good things about her. I take this personally as I say good things about her all the time. As many times as I've heard her say things like this I can't believe that she doesn't realize how great she is and that when I compliment her I mean every word of it. I know it's not just me. Everyone who knows her knows her quality but her. *hugs*
I'd write more but now I have to actually pack. Next entry should be an interesting change of pace.
I signed the Pro-Truth Pledge:
please hold me accountable.
Memories: Not that Horrid Song - May 29, 2018
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