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// Thursday, January 29, 2015

Today's Tendril...

To be absent-minded now and then is human.

To be absent-hearted is not.

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// Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Today's Tendril...

What's the Achilles heel of decision making?

  • Too many options
  • Letting "fate" decide
  • Full throttle impulse
  • Vacillating
  • Pro-cras-ti-na-tion
  • All of the above

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// Sunday, January 25, 2015

Petroglyph LG29B

Petroglyph LG29B - Star Spirit Copyright 2015 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com

This is a digitally enhanced reproduction of a petroglyph found in the Lake George region of upstate New York (USA).

Archaeologists estimate that the rock outcropping on which the petroglyph appears to be at least one thousand years old.

The center image measures slightly over ten feet in length and is referred to in regional lore as ogisar aghcon, which is likely an anglicized derivation of the Native American words otsistah otkon (star spirit).

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This visual-and-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.

// Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Today's Tendril...

Love is a challenge that many take, but only a few are willing to see it through 'til death do us part.


Alternate Version
Love is a challenge that many take, but only a few are willing to see it through to the bitter end.

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// Sunday, January 18, 2015

Said the...

     "We all have dark secrets, Monroe. Dark secrets that should never see the light of day, else we will become ruined, humiliated, and, ultimately, exiled," said Alsiendo, a one-time aspirant of Heaven's guard, but now nothing more than a twisted and bitter trainer of demons.

     "Dark secrets like commitment, integrity, and compassion," asked Monroe, a fledgling tempter of souls.

     "Yes," replied Alsiendo, through sharp, gritted teeth. "And especially compassion."

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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...

There comes a time when all dreams must die and pass into the realm of the forgotten.

This is the way of all things.

Even dream things.

In this regard, life is quite black and white, because the Universe does not function, nor unfold, in infinite shades of gray.

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// Saturday, January 17, 2015

Alive, Awake, Aware II

Alive, awake, and aware,
      With a crescent moon for a lounge chair.

Tranquility and sentience are sublime,
      When turning chaos to order,
            One tendril at a time.

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Today's Tendril...

Better to grab Destiny by the family jewels, before it grabs you.

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// Monday, January 12, 2015

Today's Tendril...

Readme First: Keep your theology off my soul.

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// Sunday, January 11, 2015

Today's Tendril...

Make a difference in your own life
      one stepping stone,
            one lily pad,
                  and one grain of sand
                        at a time.

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// Saturday, January 10, 2015

Today's Tendril...

Figures, forms, and thin lines.
      The tendrils that wrap and wind.

Soliloquies?
      They satisfy, mentally.

So, too,
      Solitary musings.

Decidedly elegant?
      A future tense.

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// Friday, January 09, 2015

Today's Tendril...

Decisions based on accumulated, aggregated, and distilled data are often undermined by the human element.

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// Thursday, January 08, 2015

Today's Tendril...

When you pray, keep your head out of the clouds.

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// Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Today's Tendril...

A blank piece of paper is an opportunity, not an abyss.

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// Monday, January 05, 2015

A New Hope

A New Hope Copyright 2015 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
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// Sunday, January 04, 2015

Today's Tendril...

No demon ever exorcised itself.

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// Thursday, January 01, 2015

Said the...

     Said the Devil to his minions on New Year's Eve, "My resolutions for the coming year are threefold: One - cause irreconcilable spiritual schisms. Two – further propagate the notion that I am either just a metaphor (a convenient container to hold the evils of the world), or simply superstitious nonsense (suitable only for the unenlightened or the downtrodden). And three - above all else, continue to lead others to love less and rage more."

     The crowd went wild.

     Then the clock struck midnight and all fell silent.

     At the sixth stroke, the Devil began to chuckle.


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Said the Devil - Icon 1 Copyright 2015 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com

The worst New Year's Resolution ever: Love less, rage more.


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Today's Tendril...

What's worse — a Thursday that feels like a Sunday, or a Monday that feels like a Friday?

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