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"What is to give light must endure burning." ~Viktor E. Frankl
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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
"No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow." ~ Euripides Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2013 at EveDestiny's Vox
EveDestiny is now following GretchenRubin
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LUDDITE, n. (and adj.) 1. A member of an organised band of English mechanics and their friends, who (1811-16) set themselves to destroy manufacturing machinery in the Midlands and north of England. 2. One who opposes the introduction of new technology, especially into a place of work. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at EveDestiny's Vox
"Heartache is very fertile ground for song-making but so is happiness, so is absolute bliss." ~ k d lang Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at EveDestiny's Vox
“It's not time to worry yet.” ~ Harper Lee, from To Kill a Mockingbird Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2013 at EveDestiny's Vox
“This is the way the world ends; not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.” ~ Amanda Hocking, "Hollowland" Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at EveDestiny's Vox
"I don't think I would live outside of the Northwest. I think the quality of life in Portland is really good. People move from intense, high-powered jobs, and move to Portland, work half as much and live twice as good." ~ Carrie Brownstein Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at EveDestiny's Vox
F. Scott Fitzgerald, whom I am rereading via his "Great Gatsby," said "Forgotten is forgiven." What an interesting posit. I like FSF, and I want to agree with him, but at first blush I don't know that I do. I will have to think on it more. Forgiveness, as a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at EveDestiny's Vox
Listening to the "Man of Steel" soundtrack makes me *beyond* ready to see this film. Bring on the IMAX 3D experience, as additional moviegasm fodder. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at EveDestiny's Vox
Why, thank you. :) I'm a big fan of playing to your skill set, no doubt. And that's an interesting image, the coin and occupying the same space "without contradiction." Why do you suppose they don't get along better than they do? You might already know, given your Superman predilection. You touch exactly on what appeals so empathetically for me about Batman, historically. I identify with his darkness, with his "preparing for every outcome," all the time, every time, even when such preparation weighs one down. He has to try much harder than our fair-hearted alien, Kal-El. Ultimately I suppose I can love them both. For their own reasons. In their own times.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2013 on The Ultimate Irony at EveDestiny's Vox