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06 January 2005 @ 10:34 pm
Off to Soho for another night of coffee and second hand smoke and dice games and conversation and scuffed toes and sore knees and Eastern European Man... (who smiled so sweetly when I told him that that was how I referred to him for about a year before I re-learned his name)...

Wasn't going to see him tonight, in the name of pacing and moderation, then when I told him this in an email he said that he was going to Soho to see if I would be there. *laugh* What's a boy to do? Do the damn thing, of course!

*sigh* Umm... welcome to submission... that's all I can say -- for the first time in my life -- and its pretty interesting... I'm going to have done plenty of research for the BTGTU by the time I get the experience to write it...

I found this quote and wanted to share it, before I sign off and head for Soho:

"Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path. If you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that a path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on a path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. I warn you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question. This question is one tha tonly a very old man asks: Does his path have a heart? All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. They are paths going through the bush, or into the bush. In my own life, I could say I have traversed long, long, long paths, but I am not anywhere. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; one makes for a joyful journey, and as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life."
-don Juan Matus' advice in A SEPARATE REALITY by Carlos Casteneda