Same old story.

“The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero, 55 B.C.

Blah, blah. Talk less, do more.

Life is good. Just read an interesting article.

I spent that past 5 days in Jersey for fourth of July celebrations and old friend reunions. I saw a lot of family members.

The older I get the more I appreciate old people. Not that I didn’t always enjoy talking to old people, but now I feel that their perspective is more valuable than ever. Those seventy and eighty year old couples were my age once, wrestling the same challenges, vices, and emotions. I talked to my grandparents on the way home from visiting my uncles newly acquired property. He remarried. He’s happier than ever. I guess he divorced my aunt five years ago. Back then i thought it was a travesty, to leave your wife, break that commitment to your word and your children, all for another woman. Now, I see things differently. I’m not sure if I feel sad about it or not, but I feel it was the best thing he ever did. They just married, and have been together for only five years, but he’s happier than I’ve ever seen him. It seems everyone is. My grandparents especially. As a couple, my uncle and new aunt are so incredibly compatible and in love its awesome. We shall see in five years. This is where patience and time will offer up experience and wisdom in a few years time. I will learn from his little experience.

BTW- I love the song ‘Each coming night’ by Iron and Wine.

I use to be a big talker. I did a lot, but i thought my words somehow legitimized my actions. This isn’t the case. Sooner or later I started relying more on my words and less on my actions, and things started falling apart all around me- namely my reality. If we don’t act on what we think and know and believe is true- how true is it? Then we get confused and things don’t make sense. Words are used to describe reality, and when we misrepresent our character with our words, we lose sense of who we are and start struggling against an incongruent reality.

Talk less, Do more. I want my silence to convey a sense of depth, boundless and endless.

One thing I learned about doing… when you do, make sure you do well, with all your heart and soul and mind. Most importantly, I’ve found that it’s important for people watching you work hard. By watching your actions, come to respect you in ways you would have trouble rectifying with words.

Philosophy is nice, stories are nice, dreams are nice… but all are useless unless they are demonstrated to have some value. Through my actions, I want my life to illustrate that value.

The rain is blowing gently on the window panes, coming in rhythmic waves.

This has been a soothing entry.