posted on May, 10 2012 @ 09:10 AM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
BH, I agree 100%.
It's been quite the journey, filled with highs and lows and everything in between.
I could have written much of your post myself...
I've often questioned my relationship to this site. Why do I come here? What does it provide? Why have I invested in the way that I have?
Each time I think I've arrived at an answer, I quickly realize it isn't so cut and dry. Perhaps that's because there isn't a single answer. I come
here because I enjoy it. I come here because I hate it. I come here because sometimes I learn something important about the world...and myself.
It's been a surprising journey with no clear destination. Maybe that's the point. It doesn't have to have one.
Each day is a new day.
A simple click and suddenly it's like opening a surprise package. You never know what you might find inside. Some of it is good. Some of it is bad.
It is, what it is.
While I'm saddened by the news of JSO's passing, I'm glad too this thread provided all of us an opportunity to reconnect and remember how
unpredictable and short life really is. I think it reminds us to place many things into perspective. At least, it does for me.
It also reminds us that while this board is filled with crazy avatars and posts covering every conceivable position, there are real people behind
those keyboards. Each one of us, have our own story to tell in the world. Family... Friends... Joy... Loss... Ups... and downs...
It's healthy to remember these pages are a random reflection of the real world out there. Sometimes it can be pretty messy. Other times, not so
ATS is truly the proverbial 'Town Square', and for the most part, I've enjoyed sharing this space with each of you.
Thank you for that.
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