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neurological dryer lint

dirty deeds... and the dunderchief

 

all that's dead to you

it was like 60 degrees out tonight so i was outside on the balcony reading. i love sitting outside at night around here. i stopped to think about the concept that i've molded God into something that fits who i want him to be... maybe not in such a drastic fashion, but enough that the two of us coexist in a great deal of comfort and stability and maybe that's not totally right.

anyway as i thought i stepped to the edge and just stared out at all the stuff. thought about how many people i could see... i saw streets and the interstate, restaurants, stores, apartments, churches, houses... there were probably several hundred people in my field of view, the lights of harrison avenue masked by the bare trees, shifting the colors, making everything sparkle. so many people, all of them as complex as me, all of them with stories, families and people in their lives, things that are important to them, with things they wanted and things they hated. so many of them, so much life out there, and this was just within my point of view on the balcony. think of how many in the city, the continent, the planet. human civilization, so complex and fascinating an organism. and what's funny is that at any given time, you could feed me a truth serum and ask me who the most important person on the planet is and i would say 'myself'.

i love staring at enormity, at cities and mountains and crowds and the night sky. i love it because it is the only thing seemingly capable of forcing me to pull back (for a fleeting second) and realize i'm not the center of the universe. few other experiences can perform such a miraculous task.

 

for this post

 
Blogger B-Call Says:

hey, did you see me???
i was the one with my pants down.

 
 
Blogger Justin Hall Says:

you weren't the only one

 
 
Blogger MikeE Says:

Grand Canyon. Great place to feel small at.

 
 
Blogger ryanham Says:

And I quote:

"A pocket is no place for a smile anyway
Someday I will find love again will blow my mind
Maybe it will be that love that got away from me
Is there a line to write that could make you cry tonight
Can you feel the same
Yeah ya gotta love the pain
Ooh it looks like rain again
Ooh feel it comin' in
The mountains win again
Ooh the mountains win again"

Yes..they win. Nothing makes me feel more "little" than the mountains, and I'm moving into a valley right under a bunch of em. SWEET!

 
 
Blogger B-Call Says:

dude,
you forgot the next line to that song... BUSCH!!!
don't EVER quote another Busch Beer commercial again.
EVER.

 
 
Blogger Nickolini Says:

Plus, you can't say "and I quote" without saying who you are quoting. For all I know, Hitler wrote that song/poem.

 
 
Blogger B-Call Says:

J,
now that's spooky.
how in the H did you get that picture of Mindee and I all dressed up for a Miami formal???
You weren't even there, were you?
I know you weren't in that house.
that's freaky.

 
 
Blogger Justin Hall Says:

who the crap knows where it came from? it was in the gallery so it got moved. i think mike mckinney had it.

 
 
Blogger B-Call Says:

shut it.

 
 
Blogger Rob Says:

whoa, was that a post from justin hall or was it a post from donald miller

:-)

 
 
Blogger Justin Hall Says:

i dont even know anymore... WHO AM I????

:)

 
 
Blogger Nickolini Says:

I think Justin writes much better than Donald Miller....

 

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