Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blogs and life and death matters.

Who cares?
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I'm having problems with my computer again - so I will probably be offline for awhile.
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This isn't real you know - blogging. You think it is, but it's not. We think our opinion matters, but it doesn't. We think highly of ourselves, our writing, our being right about stuff - but it doesn't mean a great deal in the long run.
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Monday I got news that an event planner, Robert Isabell died recently. He was originally from Duluth - he created extravagant parties and was sought after by everyone who was anyone. He worked for people like the Kennedy's; he did Jackie's funeral, John and Carolynn's wedding, he did stuff for Caroline, and many other socialites here and abroad. He died suddenly of a heart attack. It occurred to me that in a few years no one will remember him. His 'creations' were momentary - memorable to some perhaps - yet only for awhile. He will fade away - he's just dead.
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They like to speak of Michael Jackson how he will 'live on' through his legacy of music - but he will still be dead.
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My former boss from Dayton's-Marshall Fields died several years ago, the stores he designed and embellished have all been sold, the trends have changed along with the economy, and nothing of him is left. He has an industry award named after him - but he's dead, and soon no one will pay any attention to the name of the award - just the recognition they receive.
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We are all going to die - and most of us will be completely forgotten - we are not as important as we think. Yes, yes, God loves us - but most people's efforts go into making others love us, making others esteem us, making others believe we are important - ego stuff you know. We always think we are right. Most people never really think of God, much less acknowledge him. yet everyone thinks they are going to heaven.

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Not everyone goes to heaven either.
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Whatever. So anyway - I'll be offline for awhile. Have at it.


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Just remember we are all going to die and be forgotten. "Yeah, but what's your point?" - "I'm not sure."

9 comments:

  1. +JMJ+

    Terry, to hit us with the full import of your message, you could replace the picture of Aaron Eckhart with Laurence Olivier playing Hamlet and holding a skull.

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  2. If I see you in heaven will I wonder who you are?

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  3. Anonymous2:43 PM

    Why do you blog--if it isn't real?

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  4. I dno't even know why I'm commenting on this, since it will be forgotten in about two days or so.

    I guess I like reading the sound of my voice. Or something like that.

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  5. ROFLMAO to all the comments!

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  6. Never forget you Terry! Go play Rod Stewart on mah blog! it's dark 7 gloomy here & what's worse..only kidding! Fr Zs hit the country!

    Re blogging! Bloggers are self-opinionated, egotists who only talk to & listen to themselves & I'm so gonna blog about them one of these days!

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  7. So, just tell us your computer is having problems and be done with it! Enough of the pompous philosophizing!

    ROFL!

    Luv, Cath

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  8. +JMJ+

    On second thought, Terry, leave Aaron's picture up. Laurence Olivier will probably still be remembered hundreds of years from now (as long as we're all still reading William Shakespeare), but Aaron doesn't have as good a shot at that kind of immortality.

    (Or maybe you could digitally insert a small skull into the corner of Aaron's picture? Memento mori, indeed!)

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  9. Cath - I'm not even close to pompous - an ass maybe.

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