Originally written September 3, 2003
Am old enough to understand the difference between the Bay of Pigs - and roasting a pig at a epicurian feast. Been thru the hippy, yippie and yuppie years - always remaining who I am.
Very much believe in "Sing your own song - weave your own tapestry"
Am young enough to still know the thrill of new discoveries, the beauty of the evening, to celebrate the joy of another tommorow.
Survived these many decades with a severe medical problem. Sorting out the maze of now having two lymphomas and all their nasty little companions, but I continue.
Besides, being a simple iconoclastic eclectic, have been called many things. An incurable romanticist - with a strong touch of reality. Thinker, intellectual (God, how I hate that term) - been told I am a lion with the heart of the poet.
Know how to wage war and conquer my foes - but would rather be known as one who brings hope and life. To bring hope into anothers life is the ultimate of joys.
Life should be about bringing hope, peace, vision... a sense of purpose beyond yourself.
"The needs of the many.... outweigh the needs of the one."
Where are the gentle people? Where are those who seek truth, instead of just regurgitating their own ignorance? Where are those who question... even themselves?
Were I rich, I would be called eccentric.... but as a middle class person... I am just off the wall.
If I havent scared you off - respond - share your thoughts.
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Two long years have passed since I wrote that...and much has happened. Hopefully, I have grown, become a bit kinder and more caring. Hopefully too I have been able to make a small difference in a few lives with my website Lymphedema People and its many online support groups.
I do think my life is happier and more fullfilling and has a renewed sense of purpose and for that I am grateful.
I will be adding regularly to the blog and hope you enjoy it.
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Most of the photographs used will be mine. Other artwork is freely available on the internet and I will provide credits and links to those as well.
Finally, all writing is my own creation, unless I specifically say otherwise in the title line