Wow - stumbled upon some crazy shit on the net this AM - this guy is pretty righteous (in his own way)... I like it so far, but I'm still digesting it all.
I call this thread Animal Blog because I want it to be a thread where you can say whatever you want - similar to what I'm posting here.
Original text below is from "Diary of a Madman"
It is 2009 and I’m resolute without a resolution… The loaded revolver on the eve of a revolution. When the clock struck 12 nothing changed in my world. I didn’t have to wait for the ball to drop for my balls to drop. The goals are the same, the responsibilities are the same, the grind is the same and the stakes have only grown higher. The fleeting moments, the winding down of minutes and hours and days and months--it is an unstoppable force. The turning of a calendar year does not freeze time, waiting for you to get your shit together and to finally get it right in the next 365… You can party all you want, but standing shitfaced in Times Square won’t give you back your time squared. What is in the past has passed and the future is wide the fuck open-- it can’t be predicted nor can it be accurately mapped out ahead of time. You can’t bellyache over the raw deals and missed opportunities of the past, you can’t lose sleep over how the past 52 weeks did you dirty. 2008 was a trip--a head trip, an ego trip and an experiential journey all the same, a mere snapshot of the chaotic symphony that promises to be our precious few tomorrows. The ’08 was no doubt epic, but it has now been rendered irrelevant… It is dead and gone forever. All that matters is the gift of the present and the presence of mind to make the present mine.