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What and Why

“For all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world”
 Max Ehrmann, Desiderata
I started this blog to remind myself of the truth in this statement.  Sham and drudgery haven’t been much of a problem for me since I left an unfortunate employment situation a while back, but for last several years broken dreams have cast their shadow over my personal life.  I’m working on cauterizing my wounds, cutting off that which can’t be repaired and nurturing that which can, but I have a long way to go and need to bolster my spirits for the trip.
I’ll begin by gathering up and cataloging things that, in one way or another, have been meaningful to me: beautiful things, sublime things, unexpected things, preposterous things.  Things that make me smile or take my breath away; things that put me if a state of mind to make the world a better place, if only in a small way.  Things that remind me that “for all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.”