Not all things lately have been depressing, though you might think different after my last two greatly spaced postings here. But as a matter of fact they’ve been rather uplifting for me. Business is steady, one of my latest clients being a non-profit organization for the blind and visually impaired, as well as receiving a call from a local web developer who shares my mutual dislike for corporate policies designed to perpetuate technical difficulties for their customers. (For example, a customer who is interested in a new computer would be talked into upgrading a current one for a ridiculous price, a price that was actually higher than a new PC). In particular he admired my promotion of Linux, something some businesses are afraid to invest time and money in as I enjoy doing.
So my life in general and business has never been better. My girlfriend and I are going to begin living alone together FINALLY and our relationship is fantastic. Don’t tell her this, but I’m gonna ask her to marry me one of these days (gotta save up some money for a bad ass engagement ring first. I want to make it a big surprise). Though, her father began chemotherapy last week and it comes with its rough days. My hope is those rough days don’t increase… The possibility of an early death in the family echoes in the back of everyones mind, but it is important not to dwell on such thoughts. Doing so is a drain on energy better spent thinking about the positive here and now. Besides, miracles DO happen. I’m a firm believer of that.
So… just a moment ago, I came across a link to a site that I feel deep empathy for…
The website is a photographic essay by Philip Toledano of he and his father as they spend time together. I don’t know much more background detail, but from the looks of it, a new photo is added day by day. It will make you stop and think about life and likely bring at least one tear to your eye. Click on the picture above to visit the site. If it’s down, try again later. It’s being hammered right now by Digg.com users who are flocking to see the pictures and read their captions. I was simply lucky enough to catch it before the servers were slammed.
Sunday, August 3rd, 2008