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The unexamined life

December 27, 2013


“The unexamined life is not worth living.” So said Socrates, via Plato. And oh, there is much todo over the meaning of this philosophical nugget, even now, so many centuries after it was first uttered. (Disclaimer: I have not yet read Plato’s Apology in full.) They all interest, but don’t unduly concern, me. For me, it […]

I don’t know

December 21, 2013


“We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4am of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who […]

DK calls

December 10, 2013


The day after (or day of; both, to be accurate) our all-nighter IM conversation, DK phoned me.  It was a complete surprise. Read on. 

Comic relief

December 9, 2013


Because no matter how bad it is, there is always something funny, even in heartbreak. Although some of the tears may have to clear before you can produce a wobbly smile. (But I’ve cried and laughed simultaneously many a time! Remind me to tell you sometime about the day I was copiously weeping at a […]

What if, if only #2

December 8, 2013


There are so many junctures in mine and DK’s relationship that, when I think about them, are often followed by, “If only.” The ‘if only’ now is mostly just “if only DK had been upfront, honest and looked me in the eyes to say what he had to say.” Our path twisted and twined, in […]

crazy-making #1

December 6, 2013


Text from DK the night before Valentine’s Day, 2012: Received: Mon Feb 13 00:53:45 CST 2012:  Tonight would be a good night to sleep together. I cannot count how many times he texted me similar sentiments but would pull back if I said, “Okay then!” Of course I didn’t know at the time he had […]

Gaze long

December 4, 2013


He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.  – Friedrich Nietzsche I must try harder to find my way to forgiveness before I have gazed too long. Not for DK; a person […]