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Grad School Diary: Fall '15 in Summary

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School is over and other than that I messed up my final exams and paper, the semester was fantastic. I needed this class for its perspective on life. God always makes an interesting topic and the mystic's point of view on the Divine is extremely thought-provoking. I used to think that the Supreme Being is an entity we love for what she can do for us. Hence my love for God blossoms when things seem good and my disbelieve is strong when things appear awful. It never crossed my mind that God must be loved for herself; that God is more than the monster we create to punish others. That to love God is to be doing myself a favor. Mysticism allows an individual approach to God and suggests there is a good reason that we do not know what we do not know. The mystic believes that God is the answer to that unquenchable thirst that drives us to want more whiles nothing we acquire is ever enough. It is only God that can satiate us; but in a way that is never tiring. Neat? The mystic believes i…

Poetry: A Sign-Seeker by Thomas Hardy

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A Sign-Seeker

I mark the months in liveries dank and dry,
  The day-tides many-shaped and hued;
  I see the nightfall shades subtrude,
And hear the monotonous hours clang negligently by.

I view the evening bonfires of the sun
  On hills where morning rains have hissed;
  The eyeless countenance of the mist
Pallidly rising when the summer droughts are done.

Photography: Wired

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Resolutions: Twenty-Sixteen

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My past resolutions are similar.
What differentiate them are the lessons deduced from the experiences of previous years.
This year's music has been the peeling sort.
It started high in January and I was dancing in heartaches by March.
There were lyrics of so what, sung in a manner that did not suck hope but gave room for pain to flow, not clot.
There were notes of who do you think you are?