Saturday, December 08, 2001

Today I'm 32.

Every Grain Of Sand
-Bob Dylan

In the time of my confession, in the hour of my deepest need
When the pool of tears beneath my feet flood every newborn seed
There's a dyin' voice within me reaching out somewhere,
Toiling in the danger and in the morals of despair.
Don't have the inclination to look back on any mistake,
Like Cain, I now behold this chain of events that I must break.
In the fury of the moment I can see the Master's hand
In every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand.
Oh, the flowers of indulgence and the weeds of yesteryear,
Like criminals, they have choked the breath of conscience and good cheer.
The sun beat down upon the steps of time to light the way
To ease the pain of idleness and the memory of decay.
I gaze into the doorway of temptation's angry flame
And every time I pass that way I always hear my name.
Then onward in my journey I come to understand
That every hair is numbered like every grain of sand.
I have gone from rags to riches in the sorrow of the night
In the violence of a summer's dream, in the chill of a wintry light,
In the bitter dance of loneliness fading into space,
In the broken mirror of innocence on each forgotten face.
I hear the ancient footsteps like the motion of the sea
Sometimes I turn, there's someone there, other times it's only me.
I am hanging in the balance of the reality of man
Like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand.

Thursday, December 06, 2001

Ok- generally I believe people should believe whatever they want as long as it doesn't involve them killing anybody. That said- the New Age really makes me puke. It's not okay for say, this guy to just be a person wondering about his place in the world, he has to be an angelic reincarnated saint (whatever that means). His "talks" are the typical random word, inane, nonsensical new age crap we all know and love. My fav is "Talk 2- This is my second attempt at some metaphysical deep thinking"...ok, don't hurt yourself there....
Although, "I have no life and am told by Comrade Luxor (!?) that my personal story could inspire others" is pretty good too.
While not terribly funny, this site shows the unimaginitive ways morons attempt to smuggle drugs and cash across the border.It's all the television these days- there's no imagination in these kids anymore.