Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Note of Explanation . . .

For those who may have been confused, no I did not blacken both eyes. I am an awkward, unlucky klutz, but I do not quite have the "skills" necessary to get both eyes at once. I just have one exceedingly ugly black eye, on the right side (sorta balances out the broken hand on the left). The pictures turned out misleading owing to the fact that I took one shot with my webcam (on my Macbook) and the other shot with my digital camera.

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"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.

O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!"

~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"