a reply to: Bobaganoosh
I love my family, my son, my sister, my mother. I love my friends. I love animals, plants, natural places full of colour, the smell of woodland in the
rain, the sound of rushing water through a brook, the feel of weather against my skin, whether it be howling gales, violent thunderstorms and their
bass impact, snow, hail, sleet. I love walking. I love ridiculously, outrageously, stupendously heavy metal music. I love being sat around a fire with
friends and drinking beer in the evenings, after a day of hard and rewarding work. I love making something from nothing. I love gaining and using
knowledge, reading, writing, thinking, discerning. I love poetry, I love science and I like them especially when a rare moment makes you unsure as to
which a thing you are seeing, most accurately resembles.
I love the feeling of having someone I care about in my arms, and being in theirs, holding hands, closeness. In fact, the only thing I dislike about
that is the fact that the memory of it gets harder to grasp every time I try. I love knowing myself well enough to know whats missing, even if I am
unable to do anything about it. I love knowing history well enough to see its repetition as folly, rather than as acceptable. I love seeing the
universe unfold behind my eyelids, building and obliterating galaxies in my mind, meditating on the complexities and synergy involved in the physical
existence of the universe and the way these things relate to my place within it. I love potential, that we all have it and that some of us at least,
may realise it, for ourselves and for the species, rather than selfishly or with hubris and avaricious intent.
Survive, adapt, compromise only the unimportant things, so that principle may remain inviolate. Stand always beneath the banner which most resembles
and promotes the sort of freedom demanded by history and the examples it sets. Stand always against that which threatens that freedom even slightly,
and in this and this alone, accept NO compromise.
edit on 27-2-2017 by TrueBrit because: grammatical error removed.