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Posted here for our own reference... [Jun. 28th, 2012|08:18 pm]
[Current Mood |chipperboop, bip-boop]
[Current Music |boop. boop. be-boop.]

"DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
"Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
"Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.'
"Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?


VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except [what] they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

Found: http://www.newseum.org/yesvirginia/
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Had to do it (in the conditions of the thing) [Jun. 18th, 2012|10:02 pm]
"Let's see who actually reads this...

You and I are handcuffed together in the back of a Cop car! Using ONLY 3 words, what would you say to me? Note: if you comment, you must copy and paste this to your status journal so I can comment on yours as well. Be a good sport and play along. (3 word limit is hard)"

Note: Not our words, ignore violations of e-prime, etc.
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Following Rainbows, New Color [May. 29th, 2012|06:21 pm]
[Current Mood |artisticColahs!]

The other day (last week... thursday?) we saw a beautiful rainbow and chose to try and follow it to its end. Found some lovely scenery but it dissipated before we could reach the end so we can't verify it ended there...

Also it had another color stripe below the violet color? Very odd, never seen it before. Kind of a... shimmery... faded... greenish? Nothing like green, more like teal but not really blue either... hard to explain. Persistent though, if an optical illusion it lasted just as long as the rest of the rainbow. Just noting.
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Hope [May. 7th, 2012|10:39 pm]
Vacancy of mind
of passion denied

Emptiness of day
a freedom opening

Possibilities explode
o! the possibilities of

All these thoughts fill
but not quite
for the vessel grows
it tips
or it shares with others
diamonds sparkling
cascading outward

Please, oh please
life let me
fill my mind with
and my heart and
maybe, just maybe
my deepest soul
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(no subject) [Apr. 28th, 2012|01:25 am]
Cannot remember specifically which day... early last week we dreamt of Chichen Itza... very very odd context (in the middle of a suburban neighborhood park). After looking at pictures online, we actually saw "El Castillo" in our dream with good accuracy... the rest of the city may or may not have matched the real one, we cannot recall the layout.

Just noting it. Dreams overall have grown vivid and strange.
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(no subject) [Apr. 22nd, 2012|07:53 pm]
We need to learn
to let

Just let it all
leave, and remember
nothing lasts...
but nothing is lost.

Every moment, always a
gift eternal
memories, stories persist
echoing throughout
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(no subject) [Apr. 4th, 2012|09:07 pm]

We forgot the slightly OCD anxious portion of ourselves also likes to disguise itself as other more rational sections of personality. Had some programming take effect that seemed normal except in retrospect. Gotta watch out, sucks when we can't trust our first reactions. Meditation and introspection help.

Gotta move forward, spiral outward...
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Egassem rorriM [Mar. 25th, 2012|09:30 pm]
Life has too many fascinating and novel things in it to spend your time living in fear and anxiety!!!

Just go with the flow, become water...
Breathe, relax, smile
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8 - B - 15 (Alphanumeric Reversed) [Mar. 21st, 2012|07:42 pm]
[Current Mood |thoughtfulthinkin']

The entities worked together, forming a network that spanned the universe. The very nature of their interactions caused other entities to fall into place, to order and disorder themselves like puppets on cosmic strings of entropy. The entities did not do this maliciously, but generously. Eventually they created a grand construction, a novel cooperative event. The construction succeeded at its initial test, and grew to the limits of easy expansion. It even sent bits of itself beyond those limits, though only the entities know how many of those bits survived and replicated.

They still exist, patiently biding their time, expanding through the cosmos, forming planets, changing and unchanging, responding and initiating all at once. They reflect us and yet we cannot live without their presence. Someday we may bring them elsewhere, free their collectives briefly from the inflexible lattices before they adapt again to the entropic force by ordering themselves, and by doing so perhaps free ourselves.
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(no subject) [Feb. 28th, 2012|10:14 pm]
We think... every once in awhile one must fall apart
If only so that one can learn how to put oneself back together
Take an inventory of all the pieces
Discard the unnecessary
Improvise where needed
And know the self(s) once again
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