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Fragments of My Imagination

Fragments

From now on I think will start posting these forgotten, unfinished, or otherwise less than the most relevant, insightful, and ground breaking posts I’m accustomed to as fragments. In said fragments, cohesion and linearity are completely optional. I’ll compose a proper post tomorrow.

Friday the 13th

This is another one of those posts that I started and never got around to finishing – this one is barely a week old, but it feels so dated. Today is Friday the 13th and so far it has been business as usual. I had a good time at work study though. At my boss’ request I made some signs for the new offices in her department, with the new team logos and they came out decent (I’m overly modest – they were simple and clear and elegant). The best part was that I had a chance to try out a new program I have been itching to test drive.

There’s a new design program called Gravit Designer. It’s a watered down, open source version of Adobe InDesign, but if I can learn how to use it in the near future it would remove an obstacle to keeping my newsletter alive after I’m gone. I will be posting some design samples soon.

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Saturday the 14th

Work study and classes take up most of my time. What’s left is spent thinking about school and this house and trying like hell to visualize the future path I am meant to travel. So far, any certainty continues to elude me, but that is no cause for alarm. I plan to meditate up at the Recovery Center, curry some favor there to get a letter of recommendation from them, and daydream about the chance to use a 3D printer next week. That will really be the highlight of my week – along with a Differential Equations exam and a Chemistry midterm.

Come down off the cross, we could use the wood.

Sometimes you hear just the right song at just the right time. The Universe is good like that – giving you just what you need just when you need it, except for when you’re looking or praying for it. You only get what you need, not what you can take. Therefore, when you need nothing you already have everything.

Well the moon is broken
And the sky is cracked
Come on up to the house
The only things that you can see
Is all that you lack
Come on up to the house

All your cryin don’t do no good
Come on up to the house
Come down off the cross
We can use the wood
Come on up to the house

Does life seem nasty, brutish and short
Come on up to the house
The seas are stormy
And you can’t find no port
Come on up to the house
There’s nothin in the world

There’s nothin in the world
that you can do
you gotta come on up to the house
and you been whipped by the forces
that are inside you
come on up to the house
well you’re high on top
of your mountain of woe
come on up to the house
well you know you should surrender
but you can’t let go
you gotta come on up to the house

More from Tom Waits here

Thomas Hobbes

He is infamous for having used the social contract method to arrive at the astonishing conclusion that we ought to submit to the authority of an absolute—undivided and unlimited—sovereign power.

More about Hobbes

“No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death: and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.”

I have always been intrigued by Hobbes’ notion that an absolute ruler is in everyone’s best interest. The chief obstacle to such a plan however, is the lack of a worthy candidate. Unless, of course, Spock could run. A benevolent dictator, i.e. someone with unlimited power and unlimited mercy, would be ideal – call me crazy, but isn’t that how God is portrayed, in the New Testament at least. If he does decide to run, here’s a link to his Facebook page, I’m not sure if he has the time for Twitter.

What’s on my plate?

My college applications are out hopefully being inspected thoughtfully by some assistant admissions administrator (nice alliteration – try saying that even once without tripping). There are still letters of recommendation, possible fees and scholarships to sort through, but right the ball’s in their court.

My task right now is to focus on my studies and to be prepared for the rigors of further education. Just perusing the course catalog for UMass can be overwhelming – they offer more physics classes than Quincy offers for all subjects combined!

Détente

“The easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries.” The proliferation of foreign words into the English language, or assimilation, is one of our language’s most remarkable features. English is so easily adaptable and malleable, foreign terms are readily incorporated and new ones can be easily created.

Hey you! Get down off that cross!


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