Friday, June 09, 2006

Delete!

I may not be the man I want to be; I may not be the man I ought to be; I may not be the man I could be; I may not be the man I truly can be; but praise God, I'm not the man I once was.
-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


The last thing I posted here was inane ... even for me ... so I deleted it. Kinda neat that when looking back over something you did a few days ago and seeing that it was actually kind of stupid, you can just scroll down there to the "delete" button and wipe it out. It never happened. The whole two people who read this probably don't even remember what was here before, and if you remember it today, I'm sure you won't remember it for long. It's not as if I'll be at Boston's a year from now and Mike will say, "Hey guys, remember the bad blog entry of 2006?" Nope... it's gone.

Too bad life doesn't have a "delete" button. Stepped in dog poop with open toed shoes on? Delete. Stayed out too late last night? Delete the last two hours of the night and start over. Picked the wrong job? Delete it and pick up where you left off.

I was about to write that the only thing keeping us from deleting those things is our own mind and the way we as human beings process our thoughts and feelings, but that's not completely true. I can't simply will the dog poop to disappear from between my toes... it's still there and it still stinks. What I can do is wash it off and move on, being careful not to land in the next pile of poop that I come across. Eventually, I'll be much better at avoiding the poop and much better at washing it off... and I won't be the man I once was.

/dork

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