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Going NOMAIL: Honeymoon

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 0:52
Hey all,

I just got married yesterday, and we're going on our
honeymoon for a week, so I'm going no-mail.

As a slight response to the VERY interesting topic I've
had absolutely no time to read through or respond to,
I've always believed it's extremely important for one's
work to carry on.  Every time I read a book from fifty,
a hundred, or three hundred years ago, it's a significant
experience.  You not only get a story or set of ideas that
you may not have encountered before, you get a glimpse
into what a person's life was like at a particular time and
place.  Nikolai Gogol had no idea how much I'd dig Dead
Souls, and he has no idea how sad I'd be if he'd burned
the whole thing up like he almost did.  One can never
predict the impact one's work will or won't have on
someone far down the line.  Though I'm not religious,
by any means, I personally believe that if one's work is
supposed to do some good, it will, provide you put it
somewhere where someone will be able to find it and
access it.  If it's important enough, it will find a way.
I think the web and everything else we've got going
is bring us closer to a time where nothing will be lost,
unless something truly catastrophic happens.  And if
it does, so what?  You can't do anything about it.  But
if something you wrote or created can make one
person's life in the whole history of human existence
a little brighter, I say it's worthwhile.

Take care guys.  I'll look forward to reading the archives
when I get back.

"A male love inevivi i'ala'i oku i ue pokulu'ume o heki a."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


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