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Tempered with shadow

October 01, 2008  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: The Craft   2 Comments

Least you 7.3 readers think I am all fluffy frou-frou from that last post; I can assure you my optimism comes tempered with shadow.

I have seen… experienced… bad things, two bad things to be precise. These two things, almost in an ironic fashion, have canceled each other out because they were so contrary: one a product of people (there are bad people in this world), the other a product of fate (you can be in the wrong place at the wrong time). Once I became older, I was able to reflect on the nature of conflicts, giving me an insight for which I am now grateful.

Shadow falls across my writing because of who I am. In the dim, the shade is colder but in the chill, we can feel more alive. My writing is not reflective as much as it is holistic. For every conflict, there are a thousand solutions. The path we follow to the end has less to do with the process of elimination and more of our gestalt.

We are more than the sum of our experiences. This I know to be true.

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2 comments on: Tempered with shadow

  1. Alex Moore October 1, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    one thing that encourages me is the idea that now and then i run across people who actually think… who contemplate life, choices, consequences, and still understand that regardless of what you’re handed, you’re still in control of your destiny. You choose your reaction, and in the end, that choice is what counts.

    So, people like you, Anthony, make my world a better place. I don’t say that to sound ego-centric (after all, who cares about my world?), but rather that knowing there are thinkers out there who choose self-reliance and responsibility and goodness over all that is not… well, that makes up for so much of the “bad” that’s out there. Even if we can’t change the world, we can still try to protect our corner of it for the precious little ones, like your son, who are growing up to inherit it.

  2. Anthony October 1, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you Alex for your kind words.

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