Shawn L. Bird

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a thousand lives August 15, 2012

Filed under: Reading — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:46 pm
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I think this is what I have always loved most about reading.  I can explore worlds, lives, times, and experiences that I would never otherwise know.  I can time travel into the past or the future.  I can love a variety of people.  I can live in a variety of cultures.  How boring life would be without the words of authors.

Even if I travel the world, jump from planes, hike through mountains, and seek out  ‘adventurous activities’ in my own life, I am still stuck within my own perspective and understanding.  Without the ideas of others to challenge and inspire, I am limited by my own views.  With them, I can see for eternity.


star dust March 11, 2012

Filed under: Commentary,Pondering,Reading — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:13 am
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“The secret has been within you since the day you were born.  We are all children of the stars–everything is.”

Martin and Carranza in The Gaudi Key

Where did I read that this is literally true?  Our nature as “carbon based life forms” shows that genetically we are full of star dust.  Crazy, isn’t it?  What secret is within us when we emerge bloody from the womb, open to the infinite possibility that is life itself?  What secret waits to tell us our purpose or destiny?  What is yours?


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