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// Saturday, January 29, 2011

Today's Tendril...

How would you rather be remembered: as someone that made a difference when it was necessary, needed, or vital, or someone that made a difference only when prompted, prodded, or instructed?

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Saturday, January 22, 2011

Two Tendrils for Today

Tranquility: A winter's full moon as seen through a row of icicles.

Alternate Version
Tranquility (steeped in the moment): Enjoying a full moon through icicle fingers and observable breath.

 

Anticipation and imagination: Watching the rise of a full moon until it reaches the point where the tip of an icicle—the memory of yesterday's sun—pops the moon, like a needle to a balloon, and a confetti of words alight themselves on the paper of my mind.

 
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Tendril 1: A true story.

Tendril 2: Also a true story.

Tendril 2 is dedicated to my Notebook Brother.

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Friday, January 21, 2011

Today's Tendril...

Wisdom grows like stalactites and stalagmites.

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// Monday, January 17, 2011

Life in a Box (This Pain)

Life in a Box (This Pain) (c) Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
 
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"Life in a Box (This Pain)" is part of a loosely coupled series, titled, Life in 2 (+ 2).

P.S. The text (in the image) is supposed to look like a "smiley" face. 8^]

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Life in Transition

Life in Transition (c) Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
 
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Sometimes in life that "light at the end of the tunnel" is something that is going to run you down.

Life in Transition is part of a loosely coupled series, titled, Life in 2 (+ 2).

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Today's Tendril...

A man that doesn't sense fear in himself, or in others, has no sense at all.

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// Monday, January 10, 2011

Lines of Symmetry

     With all but her mouth draped in silken shadows, she whispered, "Follow the lines of symmetry through your imagination, my love, and along the way you will discover balance, clarity, and purpose."

     She smiled.

     I reached out to touch her cheek and she became the tendrils of smoke rising from the candle on my desk.

    A tear splashed into the candle's pool of shimmering liquid wax — and was no more.

Dedicated to my wife, for her inspiration and for never turning into tendrils of smoke.

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

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

// Sunday, January 09, 2011

Tendrils 12

How many nails must be driven into the coffin before "the end" is declared?

 

Progress is relative.

    Relative to the producers and the consumers,
       the observers and the observed,
          the waiters and the movers.

 

"The devil you know," said the vagabond, "is as bad as the devil you don't. After all, one devil is as bad as the next."

Alternate Version
"The devil you know," said the clown, "is as bad as the devil you don't. After all, one devil is as bad as the next."

 

Avengers have been wronged and so their passion stems from clarity of justice.

Defenders feel anointed and so their "enthusiasm" is fueled by divine right.

 

To knowingly and willingly hold a heart hostage is a touch of evil.

 

Better to prepare for Armageddon, than to laze about in a virtual utopia.

 

Attics and basements are the cemeteries of yesterday.

 

Just because an elephant can hold a paintbrush doesn't mean you should let it paint your house.

 

There's nothing singular about sin.

 

Glorious determination — the state of an individual that's strong in will and driven to succeed.

 

Reality is context sensitive.

 
About

Tendril 1 - It's not enough to recognize that something is over or finished or done; you have to act put it rest and move on.

Tendril 2 - It's all about perspective. "Reality is context sensitive." (Tendril 11)

Tendril 3 - Has a relationship to the "devil" Tendril in Tendrils 11. The alternate version's main character, a clown, gives the text an entirely new and creepy dimension.

Tendril 4 - Pondering the motivations of others.

Tendril 5 - Sad, but true.

Tendril 6 - Have to stop watching shows about Armageddon, the Apocalypse, and December 21, 2012.

Tendril 7 - One of my favorite Tendrils.

Tendril 8 - Started out as a tongue-in-cheek homage to fortune cookie words of wisdom, but turned into something serious.

Tendril 9 - What else need be said?

Tendril 10 - State of being; state of mind.

Tendril 11 - It's all about perspective. "Progress is relative." (Tendril 2)

© Copyright 2011 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.