Day 1

I want to tell you about a dream I had a day or so ago.

The setting for the dream was my life as it is now, only a few years in the future. I was married to your mom and I had you.

One day, I was walking across the street and I was hit by a bus and instantly killed.

The next thing I know, I’m in heaven hanging out with God. In my dream, God is, somewhat surprisingly, a woman about my own age. We’re chatting about this and that. I tell a joke. God laughs. Thinks I’m hilarious, as a matter of fact. Probably your normal day in heaven.

After a while, we go sit down by this wall, just to relax. No chairs or anything like that. Imagine there’s a big brick wall and you’re sitting on the ground with your back to it.

As I’m sitting there I start to think of my life back with you guys. While it wasn’t in my control to leave you, the thought of it makes me very sad. I keep thinking about how much I miss you and wish I wasn’t so far away from you. While I’m thinking about this I kind of curl up into a ball and use God’s lap as a pillow. As I’m laying there I begin to cry. This crying escalates into sobbing uncontrollably.

God just sits there with me crying on her lap, never saying anything.

Then I wake up from this dream. I realize that I have actual tears in my eyes. As someone who isn’t really a “crying kind of guy”, I’m surprised by this. What I do know, though, is that the feelings I had in that dream are real. The thought of leaving you brings me incredible sadness. I hope I never have to experience that.

I love you.

Shared Post: Shackleton in color

Shared by thejoker101

I feel like I re-blog from Kottke too much, but hey everyone is doin’ it…

Anyways, these are some really interesting photos.

Color photographs of Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Antarctic expedition by Frank Hurley.

Shackleton in color

Early in 1915, their ship ‘Endurance’ became inexorably trapped in the Antarctic ice. Hurley managed to salvage the photographic plates by diving into mushy ice-water inside the sinking ship in October 1915.

(via @polarben)

Tags: Antarctica   Ernest Shackleton   Frank Hurley   photography
Originally found here.

Shared Post: How the Obama Doctrine Works

Shared by thejoker101

This cartoon helps in understanding why I’m against US action in Libya. If we’re doing this for the humanitarian reasons we say we are, shouldn’t we be doing the same thing in all these other places?

Oh, but that wouldn’t work because these other places don’t have oil, had dictators that were American allies, are too politically charged of a subject, or simply have no real American interest.

Originally found here.