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August 25th, 2005

my sister [s] @ 03:35 pm

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Current Music: my sister { a thousand different artists }

 
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From:clarkelane
Date:August 25th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
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I don't know you well. We've only spent a short time together and I've tried to keep up with your writing... Yet, there is a quality about you that I envy. I think it's your ability to see a path for yourself, your ability to live on the wind.

I would not be able to live as you do. I don't think it's a comparison about courage or rigor or vision. I think it's a difference in experience, processing, juggling passions.

Still, the questions you raise about economic compromise ar potent for me.

One of the reasons that I couldn't live as you do is access. There are conversations that I want, have wanted access to. More than that, there are conversations that I've wanted to sway. It required compromise with my "better" self.

It's a Faustian bargain, to be sure. You know enough to understand the way it's eaten my soul, damaged me. you know I'm shifting. Still, we shift in our own time.

To your sister, all I would say is that the long-term (and quite possibly short-term) economic game she is playing is silly. Forensic Anthropology is a break-through field right now and will open a lot more doors than dentistry. It's one of the academic places to be right now.

Not sure if this is useful.
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From:dominicvine
Date:August 29th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC)
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thanks Peter

-- peole often remind me that i'm not like everyone else
and i do my best not to hold anyone else to my self...

and i understand some of your own self-doubts and complaints
but i was still pretty impressed by you...

..
if i lived in that town
i would want to come over and have many more nights like the one we had.

meanwhile
-- i just sent an email to my sister and told her to come read this...
a community is the biggest help in anything... isn't it?

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From:clarkelane
Date:August 29th, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
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you are welcome.

I hope my post didn't read "you're not like other people."
In fact, my thought is that you are -- just seeing the world through a lens
different from mine.

thanks, too, for your kind thougths about me.
they are reciprocated.

any you do need to come see Waterfire.

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