Friday, February 17, 2006

When All My Stories Are Sad

"And they lived happily ever after..."

Fairy tales don't ever come completely true. They can give a child hope, and direction. They can give a parent a way to express joy and wonder to a small child, and to relieve a bit of childhood for their own enjoyment. Of course everybody's human story has the same ending. One minute you are, the next minute you are not. Over dinner last night, my companion and I discussed the why of blogging. The heady, almost intoxicating rush of awareness that comes with discovering all those other people out there can be tempered with the fact that the more people you follow, the greater is your likelihood of finding sadness and misery, as well as happiness and joy. Aldous Huxley wrote a novel entitled "Time Must Have A Stop."We all know what that stop is. And that eventually all our stories will be sad. When all my stories are sad, then I too, will have a stop. But not yet.

By Professor Batty



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