Fear of Clowns

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable."
- H. L. Mencken
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Sunday, April 10, 2005

Changes in the sky, changes in me 

I believe in nothing superstitious nor anything supernatural, but I believe we can choose to make people who happen to cross our paths important. And we can also choose how wide we make our paths. It is hard, but I'm trying to make my path wider. Part of that is being more willing to say "Hi!" to a stranger.

Spring, everybody agrees, is a time of rebirth. This spring, I am choosing to do at least two things in this new life I've been granted.

I wish to do more for people who are in less fortunate circumstances than I. To this end, I've pledged to financially support humanitarian relief efforts in some proportion to the luxuries I afford myself. Right now, the people who I wish to help most are the hundreds of millions who do not have clean water, a luxury I take for granted.

I also wish to recognize the uniqueness and importance of each and every day of my own brief life. To this end, I am paying unique attention to each day by taking pictures which I share with others of changes near a lake near where I now live.

I realized yesterday that the most consistent change I can observe each day is in the nature of our sky. I'm now intensely watching it every day.

Yesterday,
sky one

Today,
sky two

Particular thank-yous to my friends and teachers who have helped me come to these realizations, too many to name. And extraordinary thank-yous to those who I have not yet crossed paths.

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What a lovely post. I am genuinely touched.

 

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