Monday, September 19, 2016

Elution

Elution Copyright 2016 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
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Copyright 2016 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

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Today's Tendril...

You can daydream about slaying the dragon or you can agonize about being eaten by the dragon.

Perspective is a curious thing.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Today's Tendril...

Wishes are fireflies of hope.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Today's Tendril...

"Clarituity" —

One part clarity.

One part acuity.

Entirely silly.

Totally unnecessary.

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One August Morn

One August Morn Copyright 2016 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
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Original photograph by M. DeRobertis (Used with kind permission)
Artwork & unreality by C. DeRobertis
Dedicated to D, with deepest thanks

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Three Streams for Today

Complication is the product of an over-active imagination.

Simplicity is the product of filtered thinking.


I hear you shout, "I will never—ever—compromise!"
But living is a never-ending symphony of truths and lies.

So, then, how do you know what is fake and what is real,
When you're neither a conductor, nor a musician,
But merely an instrument,
That is tuned to
—and played by
The wills of others?




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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Today's Tendril...

Every decision in life need not be by committee.

Be willing to take the bull by the horns when your heart and your head are in agreement, provided that you're also willing to accept that when you mess with the bull, you might get its horns.

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Friday, September 09, 2016

Today's Tendril...

Each of us needs to draw a line in the sand at one point or another.

Unfortunately, we don't always pay attention to the rising and the falling of the tides.

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Addicted to Dreaming

The world outside your window has no true appeal.
As far as you have seen, there's no fun in the "real."
What's best is to be connected and to be dreaming online.
It's more than just a digital domain — it's a reality divine.

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Today's Tendril...

Conspiracy serves a purpose, as does urban legend, science fiction, and folklore.

But when those things are held as fact, or touted as truth, is when the rabbit hole has, in fact, swallowed you whole.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Today's Tendril...

It's ok to let fear guide you from time to time.

It's not ok to let fear define you all the time.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

The Creation Wells

Creating from pain — easy.
Creating from anger — easy.
Creating from love — easy.
Creating from conflict — easy.
Creating from desperation — easy.
Creating from safety — easy.
Creating from the nightmare — easy.
Creating from elation, epiphany, or fantasy — easy, easy, and easy.
Creating from the mundane,
the steady-state,
the ever present now,
is allusive,
and, at times, a Herculean effort.

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Today's Tendril...

To be a "wrench in the works" or to be a "wrench that works" is entirely up to you.

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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Today's Tendril...

You can be a lightning rod for good, or a lightning rod for evil, so choose your storm wisely.

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Friday, September 02, 2016

Today's Tendril...

Those that believe it's more important to be seen than heard have nothing (of value) to say anyway.

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Today's Tendril... (Remix)

Guilt and regret can either be agents of positive change, or lifelong shackles and chains.

* Original version

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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Today's Tendril...

"Lessons learned" — Easily said. Quickly forgotten. Often repeated.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Deviation Exploration

Finding a deviation in the data is one thing.
Potentially an unsurprising thing.
Maybe even a normal thing.

Finding a deviation that is a true oddity,
One that represents a real ghost—
A ghost with teeth—
Is an eye-opening thing.

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This text composition is a work of fiction. Names, places, institutions, events, incidents, characters, persons, locations, contexts, scenes, scenarios, symbols, glyphs, iconography, and/or organizations either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Full Creative Writing Disclaimer.

Today's Tendril...

Insignificance desires to be the center of attention — or its linchpin.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Digital Stasis

Mashable.
Composable.
Harvest what is knowable.

Anonymity?
Transparency?
Beware the mine of privacy.

Smiley faces.
Darkish places.
See "them" there,
In
your cyber spaces.

Welcome one and all,
To the all-seeing "I" —
Of the Internet.

Copyright 2016 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

This text composition is a work of fiction. Names, places, institutions, events, incidents, characters, persons, locations, contexts, scenes, scenarios, symbols, glyphs, iconography, and/or organizations either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Full Creative Writing Disclaimer.