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December 29, 2005
It's a hard thing for a self-proclaimed
goth to confess, but I'm not particularly Though really I don't go
morbid. around proclaiming to be
a goth. It's more like
What is there to understand? something I'd admit to
if challenged, because
A leaf falls in the autumn, it rots there's not much point
on the ground and then it's just in denying these things.
gone. There will be other leaves
much like it, but none exactly so. (It's much harder
to admit how little
If you identify with the leaf, I know about goth music.)
the loss of the leaf is a
horribly incomprehensible ("Eldritch?
tragedy. What band
was he in
If you identify with the again?")
tree, life is much easier
to live, and things seem
much less grim. "Everyone needs
to believe in."
There's still another division
out there though, another choice
to be made:
Is your self the body, that blob
of closed cell foam filled with
water and hydrocarbon scum?
Or is your self the spirit:
the things you think, say and
write, the ideas you recieve,
create and transmit?
If it's the body, the transmission
of life is a fairly simple matter:
it's all about raising kids.
If you care about the realm of the spirit,
then you're concerned about the survival
and progress of civilization and
And things start to
seem grim again.
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