Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Fortunately, none of these are correct. I am still romantically interested exclusively in women, I am not contemplating death (either by sickness or suicide), I am not engaged and do not anticipate becoming so in the near future, and I am not embarking for Everest.
I am simply changing my focus and many of my behaviors in extensive ways. I believe these changes will help me draw closer to God, and will help me to become a very different person than I currently am.
And so, I apologize if I have alarmed any of you. I hope this clarification has put your mind at rest concerning me.
By way of apology, I am attaching two posts' worth of pictures. (Of course, if you don't enjoy my photography, the apology will be more effective if you stop reading now. :-) )
These were the gates I walked through every day to get to class this summer. Ahh, King's College...
Cambridge Botanical Gardens. Phenomenal.
From a trip to Southern Utah, to run in the Red Rock Relay.
Also. I loved the clouds that day.
Also. As you can see, these were taken through the window of our team van.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
It's exciting, this journey. I feel I'm currently crossing the Rubicon; once I'm over it, I'll burn the bridge behind me.
Metamorphosis is a change in form and nature; it is to literally and irreversibly become something different. I wonder how often creatures in the animal kingdom choose to change; caterpillars either become butterflies or die. There's still a choice, I guess: just one with permanent consequences either way. So too is it with me. I've been resisting this change for years; now I select it of my own free will and choice. I choose to be a different man than I have been, and that involves going away for awhile.
I'm still very weak, so I will let this entry suffice today. Farewell to my friends here! I love you and will miss you when I am gone.