Thursday, December 24, 2015


I haven't posted in a long while. I've got some ideas written down in journals, I just haven't gotten around to them. Yet.

This doesn't count as a real blog post. It's just a quotation that reminds me why I need to #justwrite, and not worry about about content all of the time. Put my thoughts to paper, or, be that as it may, internet blog. This is from 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', 2nd season, episode 17, written by Joss Whedon, performed by David Boreanaz.

"Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead." - Joss Whedon

For me, this applies especially to my wife, son, family, friends, and God. (That's in no particular order, #God.) But it also applies to reading, writing, TV, movies, politics, and sports. (That's also, in no particular order, #WhiteSox.

It reminds me of the great, philosophical and historical quotations at the beginning of every episode of #CriminalMinds. Even more than that, it reminds me of a Star Trek quotation, and a great classic rock song.

"You must learn to control your emotions, or they will control you." Star Trek, Vulcan philosophy (paraphrased)

"If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." - Stephen Stills

Don't read anything into this post, especially family and friends, and my damned dog. I just thought actually posting what popped into my head immediately would motivate me more than notes wallowing away in one of me journals.

Here's hoping my next post(s) will be more original, and possibly interesting.

Happy Hollidays, -J