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from somewhere in the Known Universe
It didn't have to be this way.
Interests: Rapacious reader and lover of all words in my Mater Lingua, even the profane ones. Has been known to hike, cook, tend plants, and occasionally cause a commotion. Prefers animals to most people.
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A couple years ago, maybe even as many as three years ago, I had lunch with a friend. She expressed concern that I was pushing myself too hard. She said to me, "If you don't give yourself some time, your body will make you take it." She was telling me... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2020 at EveDestiny's Vox
Honorary entry from 1/17/20: This writing actually was penned by me back in 2016 -- August 12, 2016 -- and it rings still quite close to home, although I have far more hope (and a plan) now than I did then. Things still seem badly wonky, very "out of true."... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2020 at EveDestiny's Vox
Honorary entry from 1/10/20: I left a hectic wet place to arrive in a dry expansive one. And where the sun extended and the wind refreshed, I could see myself remaining there, waking up at home. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2020 at EveDestiny's Vox
Now this is truly PRONOIA at its finest.
Update and errant thought: In the spirit of New Decade, New Me -- and channeling Opposite George (amusing Seinfeld reference) -- perhaps I will try embracing this mindset for a bit. "What's the worst that could happen?" Gulp. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at EveDestiny's Vox
"Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart: The effect doth operate another way." ~ Troilus, from the Shakespearean play, "Troilus and Cressida" Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at EveDestiny's Vox
"It could be me, who's to blame. I think I need a lick of paint." ~ from the song by Frightened Rabbit Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2019 at EveDestiny's Vox
Sharing more greatness and prescience that was Carl Sagan: “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at EveDestiny's Vox
In some more perfect universe, I'm a better Saganist. For today, in this universe, I channel him better. “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” ― Carl Sagan Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at EveDestiny's Vox
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” ~ Carl Sagan, "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark" Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at EveDestiny's Vox
Sometimes I stumble across a memory, and it's like clobbering my shin on a coffee table. I may have lived my life, vividly and overblown for much of the time, yet that is not insurance that all the memories are indelibly fired into the coils of my brain. Sometimes a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at EveDestiny's Vox
“After an endless, brain-suffocating procession of days where I could not see past the day’s end and its sinking sun, and wanting nothing more than to never see it come up again, to not have to do any of *this* anymore ... to now be able to again imagine a future and re-inhabit my own skin, to see far enough to dream again, and hope, and have this turnaround come in less than a year and a day … it’s the closest thing to a miracle* I have ever known.” ~ EveDestiny Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at EveDestiny's Vox
“You do have a story inside you; it lies articulate and waiting to be written — behind your silence and your suffering.” ― Anne Rice Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at EveDestiny's Vox
“All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” ~ Federico Fellini Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at EveDestiny's Vox
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at EveDestiny's Vox
After ruminating once again on the dark joy that is everything Rust Cohle said in "True Detective" (Season One, which is the only season in my opinion), I stumbled across Thomas Ligotti, who wrote "The Conspiracy Against the Human Race." One quote from Ligotti rang especially pure and high painful... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at EveDestiny's Vox
Why all the pithy sayings about Spring Cleaning? New Year's is where the purging is at in my world. I seem to spend a measure of each new year cleaning: cleaning projects, clearing decks, making space, be it email inboxes or piled up papers or follows on Twitter, and this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at EveDestiny's Vox
“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.” ― Kiran Desai, "The Inheritance of Loss" Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at EveDestiny's Vox
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at EveDestiny's Vox
“You can, you should, and if you are brave enough to start, you will.” ~ Stephen King Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at EveDestiny's Vox
In for a penny, in for a pound, or What We Carry (And How We Carry It) Defines Us. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at EveDestiny's Vox
I've begun a long-overdue experiment at work: the standing desk. So far, my back thanks me. My feet, not so much. But a cushiony pad should help, and standing in bursts will likely help take my ample load off my aching arches. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at EveDestiny's Vox
"That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep." ~ Aldous Huxley Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at EveDestiny's Vox
"A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live." ~ Bertrand Russell Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at EveDestiny's Vox
From the exceptional movie "Shawshank Redemption," based on a Stephen King short story by the same name, comes this quote by a character, Andy Dufresne: "Get busy living, or get busy dying." Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at EveDestiny's Vox