April 6th, 2004

What's in a name?

With the existence of a beginning premise, chaos becomes compromised by an ordering principle

Courtesy of burkean:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.


Passage the First
Historical Note: Section 4 of St. 1956, c. 436, provided that the incumbent trustees of the Massachusetts Hospital School should continue to serve until the expiration of their terms.
Massachusetts General Laws Annotated (Vol. 17), Chapters 111 to 111E: Public Health

Passage the Second
People would rather see their children marry bakers than shepherds.
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
The gentleman is always properly dressed

A step into the void is a faithful act

We met by accident. Twice.

Serendipity seemed to stalk us. If we looked closely, we could see her, fae with breath of wine and play. Our first embrace drew its life from our youth and our passion and our disregard and our cruelty. There were others who were played Gods with us, but that pain, that necessity to submit to limitations placed only fed our hunger. Our worlds collided as we broke faith, and in that moment, everything was beautiful and sad and lost.

We continued to meet, then, sometimes often, sometimes seldom, but always on May eve. May eve became an affirmation of the life within us, a ritual we began inadvertently that continued in spite of time and obligation and distance. It continued until she tired of the fae's magic and decided upon something safe. Something comprehensible. Something literal.

I was undone.