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I once met a man and asked him if it were true that when you get older you become wiser. He said that the only answer was to get older. Looking back to when I was a kid, I realize that my ignorance was a virtue. I saw the world in colors and shapes. Now my nerves keep me awake at night. I think about the future and what I want to do with my life. I asked the same man if he had any advice for me. He told me to quit living and start breathing. "Look around at the life you lead. Listen to the wind and to the trees. Take time to smell the ocean breeze and sleep on the beach." He said that the beauty of this world was in its complexity and that our lives for the most part are ordinary. He told me to never stop painting, but mostly never stop creating. "You're as free as your mind will let you be. So, what's holding you back," he said, "fear or laziness?"

~Derrick W Sherman, The Reunion Show~
ignorance = fear = hatred

assume nothing- question everything.

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"I meant," said Iplsore bitterly, "what is there in this world that makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it. "CATS," he said eventually, "CATS ARE NICE."

--(Terry Pratchett, Sourcery)

anathema's Works

Poetry 2004-06-18horrorshow (disgusted by reality)
Poetry 2004-05-31and who's really to blame?
Poetry 2004-02-29be honest with yourself and others
Poetry 2003-12-02?-Vox populi est vox Dei-?
Poetry 2003-12-02pursuit (of something real?)
Poetry 2003-10-23too little too late (ode to a dead family + a child never young)
Poetry 2003-10-01organic anarchy (revolution as an earth science)
Poetry 2003-10-01a ditty for Ophelia (madness makes me a poet)
Poetry 2003-10-01Suicidal Study (or why i dropped the knife)
Poetry 2003-10-01Compare/Contrast (or the perils of popularity)
Poetry 2003-09-29slit your wrists- it lowers your blood pressure (debate)
Poetry 2003-09-10the scent of clouds about to burst (sensuality of the skies)
Graphic Art 2003-09-02shadows run through my blood like morphine (study of a life)
Poetry 2003-08-30on the road to salvation
Poetry 2003-08-18we all get one life (what are you going to do with it?)
Poetry 2003-07-24tears fall like bodies in the battle for power
Poetry 2003-07-24spare change crosses and the miracle of overindulgence
Poetry 2003-07-09disorderly- asylum door #13
Poetry 2003-07-09disorderly- asylum door #12
Poetry 2003-07-09disorderly- asylum door #11
Poetry 2003-07-09disorderly- asylum door #10
Poetry 2003-07-09disorderly- asylum door #9
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Poetry 2003-07-08different (like everyone else)
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