This is what I'm thinking...
2005-07-18 18:35:19 ET

I have decided that I must enter a poetry contest. It's three to five pieces ranging in genre and type and pretty much everything... so I would like to see how my work stands up. I'm not sure which ones I would like to enter in but I've narrowed them down to something like 20 pieces that I really loved writing and really love rereading. But yeah... that's what I'm thinking.

I'm also thinking about when I finally move into my apartment in August and finish up this last year and half of school. I graduate December 2006 and then it's done. So I'm looking forward to it with much anticipation.

And now the real reason why I am writing this. I have a question to put forth...

"When is life not tragic?"

I don't know if I've asked this same question in the past but I am really feeling it now. I just don't understand why people must qualify life with the good things that happen... I do believe that life is in the end one tragedy tied to another. It's the way you view each tragedy that makes life worth living and thus makes you feel better about each respective event that changes your life. I do believe in good things happening and being optimistic but if life is looked at in a mathematical sense it is, in the end, tragic. Now don't take this as me saying "be a fatalist or a nihilist or some other -ist that is not an optimist" not all my intention... I just want to pose why I would ask such a thing and my thoughts on it and see what other people have to say. But yeah... all in all my life is good right now. Sure I've got shit that hangs over me and I've got moods where I'm pretty damn pessimistic but this is not spurned by that. I was just thinking about life and all that... what every twenty-something does.

Anyways... I will end with a quote.

"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life."
- Robert Louis Stevenson

2005-07-18 20:56:07 ET

I think your writing could blow away a competition. I love reading your page for that reason.

and I've always felt that life ends up a tragedy as well. I've just never been able to word it like that.

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