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Wednesday, 09 January 2008
me @ 33Last year, I took my birthday off from work. That was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. If you can, you should take your birthday off. Period. And do what you want to do. Which, today, I did. And it was wonderful.

Among a great many other things, I returned, for the first time in years, to a place that fills me with great wonder and great emotion, a place that is, in many ways, my own personal Dark Tower. I stood at the gate today and I commanded it to open to me. It opened. And the end of the story is one that I keep to myself, but I tell you this: As with any really good ending, it was really more of a beginning.

Ka is a wheel.”

— Roland Deschain, of Gilead

To all who showered me with gifts and great, great love today, I say thankya.

[In late 2007, I read Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, all seven volumes, in very quick succession. It continues to resonate in my consciousness. It is a stunning work of art. More on this to come. There will be posts. Aye, there will be posts again soon. Happy New Year to all!]
posted to /life at 11:09pm :: 4 responses

katya had this to say (01/10/2008 11:26:05):
The great thing is I recognized that path... and had a feeling I knew where it was and then felt so gratified to know I was right when I saw the part about hearing seals barking. To prove that I know where it is I'll say that looking at your 2003 post if your place is where I think it is it's not technically in the Bay Area (according to ABAG only 9 counties are in the Bay Area - all touch SF Bay). I love it there (I've gone several times since 1989) - great views, trails, and sea lions (and otters if you're lucky)! Happy Birthday!
/\/\/\/ had this to say (01/10/2008 11:41:02):
Hmm. Katya's Tower is someplace different from mine, methinks.
katya had this to say (01/11/2008 10:58:37):
D'oh! I was so sure it was Point Lobos I would have bet money on it. Dammit! Since you didn't want to say the name of your place I didn't want to say it (back when I thought I was right) in my last comment. Are you going to share with us the name of this locale?
Dan Schiff had this to say (01/14/2008 19:31:21):
Posted at literally the last minute to make the birthday date, I see. Nice work!

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