June 20th, 2002

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Thoughts on the edge of revolution.

[This was written at 3 AM. It's just taken an hour and a half for LJ to come back up and allow me to post this.]

One hundred fifty nine hours and counting.

One hundred fifty nine hours from now is 1800 PDT 26 Jun 2002. 1800 PDT is the same as 2200 ADT, and my tickets say I'm stepping off an airplane in Halifax at 10 PM local time.

In one hundred fifty nine hours, Hollis makes his fateful journey to meet Jericho. (And if you don't catch the reference, you need to read Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer.)

There is something about touch that is all important. Something about making things real. My flesh against your flesh, and suddenly everything is tangible and it can't be ignored. It's going to be different.

And that's all I have to say about that for the moment.

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a few weeks ago jenny_evergreen posted something really cool to alt.callahans. I meant to comment on it, but my computer crashed, and I lost what I was trying to say in a reboot. But much to my surprise, she reposted said article to her journal. It's tips for raising a gifted kid. But something she said in there hit me in the head like a Randy Johnson fastball.Collapse )
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I'm not very good at commenting either. I never know what to say, I don't want to say something completely stupid, but at the same time I don't want to get too profound. And I never know what to say, and at the bottom of it is that I'm painfully shy. And I'm working, trying to get my issues out. Trying to figure out what's going on with me. The future is ahead, and I get another clean slate. A master's degree, at one of the most prestigous schools in the country...and I get to be a Bear again! I get to Cal again! that makes me utterly happy.

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I pulled out one of my Simon and Garfunkle CDs tonight and have been listening to it over and over, letting the memories wash over me. Some of these songs mean a lot to me, some of these songs carry a lot of pain and hope at the same time. America is one of them.Collapse )
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I should put this up, it's tired and I'm late. Sorry for the disjoint nature of my ramblings.
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    Simon and Garfunkle -- America