Thursday, September 30, 2010

Excerpt: Rene Daumal

"You cannot stay on the summit forever;
you have to come down again...
So why bother in the first place?
Just this: What is above knows what is below,
but what is below does not know what is above.
One climbs, one sees.
One descends, one sees no longer but one has seen.
There is an art of conducting oneself in the lowlands with what one has seen higher up.
When one can no longer see, one can at least still know."
- Rene Daumal

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Excerpt: White, by Matthieu Tieler

If only we mortals all had the time and ability to write the words that rest upon our souls and likewise read those of others. Surely the world would spin a little less madly. Maybe that’s heaven: a place where all the words, that have so long been trapped in attics of hearts, are revealed, and a time when all understand and all give praise to Him who put them there sometime between our start and eternity. Indeed our lives are just a memory, stories to be told around the campfires of time; even now we stand on the brink of eternity looking back.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lists: Never have I ever....

1) ....played paintball.
2) ....been to Europe.
3) ....had a date to prom..
4) ....sang karaoke in public. (revision: done!)
5) ....skinny-dipped. (revision: done! haha)
6) ....gone to a bar-only establishment. (revision: done!)
7) ....been tubing or water skiing. (revision: did it!)
8) ....been in a tanning bed.
9) ....been TPing.
10) ....enjoyed a bite of green bean casserole.
11) ....been to a drive in movie.
12) ....rode a mechanical bull.
13) ....been to a haunted Halloween venue.