The Dancer in the Shadows

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

in response to...

this is a comment i made on Spicy Cauldron's blog in response to this post...

it is, and has for a long time, been my belief that our main challenge in life is to be able to exceed the limit you so accurately described. first individually, then as a whole, if we could feel the same worry and concern for a faceless stranger we've never even seen as we can for a sibling, feel the same compasion and caring, could we possibly be so carelessly cruel to each other? even the most ruthless of dictators had compasion for those who were closely loved. if that love could be felt universally and not just for those whom we hold dear, could *any* person strike out at another for mere power?

it is far easier to not care though. in not caring so deeply, the tragedies of the unknown can be easily ignored. it is far easier to send money and supplies and feel like you've done something than to actually go and do the work. don't get me wrong, those supplies and finances are desperately needed, but it isn't the same as going in person.

at times i am truly envious of those who actually *go* to the sites of these disasters and help out with their own hands. they have never met or even seen the people they go to help, yet they go just the same. they weep for the loss of those they can't help. they are willing to die to try to save people whose names they will often never know... to my perception at least, they have, to some degree, exceeded the human limitations you so well described.

as of yet, i have not... i continue to strive toward exceeding my limits, but have not yet reached this point.


you and your brother have my prayers, and i am glad to hear that he is out of the hospital. i had a mild case of pneumonia once, and i wouldn't wish that on anyone...

--- The Dancer in the Shadows

Monday, October 24, 2005

Random Comments, vol IV

i know some of you have no other way to contact me than this blog, so
i plan to have a random comments post often enough to keep one on the
current page. feel free to say absolutely anything you want here ...

--- The Dancer in the Shadows

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


halloween approaches...

if i remember the list correctly, there are 6 costumes definite and 3 possible due by halloween. ForeverSewing can't say no to a new project it seems... we both enjoy it though, so no harm done. of those 9 costumes, 3 are in progress... will we finish them in time? i don't know, but if we don't, this will be only the first missed deadline in her sewing. that is a first we'd rather not make.

at work we are catching up and upsetting a great many people. such is progress...

ForeverSewing purchased a nice art kit for me because i said i liked and wanted it, now i don't know what to do with it. i've never taken an art class and can't draw to save my life. on top of that, i'm colourblind. i would like to take a few art classes, but i don't know how much good it will do in terms of being able to really use the kit as intended since i can't see colours correctly, but i would like to try. for the kit, thank you very much. now we just need time to learn to use it...

'tis all i've time to type at the moment. i hope to be on later today, but i don't count on it.

--- The Dancer in the Shadows

Friday, October 07, 2005

what to write...

it has been so long since i've made a real post, i don't know what to write. much has changed, and much has stayed the same.... projects abound and pets are stubborn.

in the time since my last post, i did finish my MCSE tests, so i am officially MCSE 2003 certified.

at the office, we are at two fulltime people and one partime person, and are adjust how things are done. my boss as of the last post mentioning work specific items has been replaced, and so some changes that politics wouldn't allow are being forced through by my new boss. he may get replaced for it, but the changes should remain once they are made and should make it at least easier to keep up.

ForeverSewing now has halloween costumes to make, so the only thing that changed there is what she is sewing. i very much enjoy helping her with them.

i shall be trying to make semi regular posts, though i know not how much success i will have, as this post alone, due to various interruptions, has taken me two days to write.

--- The Dancer in the Shadows