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RIP: A Farewell Letter to Shadow Moon

I sit here alone, wet and cold, as the smell of bleach permeates my nostrils. It is raining, but I don’t care. Only in death, do we see the truth of how we should live. I don’t understand why you came into our lives only to leave it so soon, but I am forever touched by the honor you gave us in giving you a safe place to leave the world with love in your heart. I’ll never forget you. 

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38th Annual Cave Sing at Mammoth Cave National Park

"Visitors enjoy the immense, underground beauty of the cave, intertwined with the beautiful glow of a Christmas tree and the synchronicity of a holiday choir. Just one visit inside is enough to inspire the mind to realize just how tiny we are in comparison to nature. As we descend into the cave, Park Rangers smile and nod in welcome. It is a time for celebrating the amazing cave that has hosted this tradition for generations.”

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RIP Sphinx

Around 4:25 am, after a long sleepless night, he left me forever. I tried to be strong for him, but lost it when he curled his paw over my finger as if he needed the comfort. I'd held him in my lap, gently petting him for hours. Time passed so swiftly. He loved to sleep with his head on my shoulder and had a magical ability to put you to sleep. He was my dreamcatcher. I feel so numb. A strange mix of nausea and tears that won't descend. If only this was a bad dream. Goodbye Sphinx, I'll never forget you..."

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To Be Judged

"We are all judged so harshly by those closest to us and it becomes a painful burden to look in the mirror and question what's wrong, what's not enough and why the solitude. The peace I find in nature shows me that change is inevitable. Though it may take years, nothing last forever..."

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Invisible

"The moon shines brightly among billions of stars, but all they see is each other. For where is the sound of humanity on dark lonely nights? Thoughts evolve into diamonds descending from lonely eyes. The sounds of nature bring life back to the empty heart..."

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Transcendence

"Our bodies may decompose, but we live on as our souls or spirits transcend this time and place. Floating among the stars we find what we seek...that mystery that has alluded us during life becomes the fact we were always ready to find." 

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Favorite Quotes

“Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.” — ROBERT FROST

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"This Column Is Garbage..."

"Garbage? How does the Opinions section affect the quality of the News reported by GDT? Should freedom of speech, freedom of press and editorials not exist? If you can't be respectful, don't read the Opinions page. Stop fighting and start listening. Truly listening. For if he continues down this path, the only sound we'll hear is the last tree falling as he builds his empire..."

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RIP Gizmo

"One of the worst feelings in the world is watching a pet dying, helpless to stop it. Sand is almost out of his hourglass. I can only provide comfort, but instead he wants solitude...may this be over soon."

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You Think You Are Free?

"Think you're free? You're wrong. The very existence you take for granted is a cage with hidden bars that few ever learn how to see. We are victims of control. We think we're modern and wealthy when in fact we are merely slaves, taken advantage of by a corrupt system."

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No One Deserves To Die Alone...

"In the end, it won't matter how much money you have or what possessions you've obtained. Stop being what society wants. Be human. Stop judging because of skin, religion, sexuality and differences that are external or private. We're dying from the moment we are born.

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A World Without Borders

"If only we could coexist without the need for passports and politics. Earth is meant to be explored and shared rather than controlled and fought over. Life is so, so very short. We are all dying from the moment of our first breath. To allow society to dictate how we live, how we believe, how we love is to be caged. We have over centuries of war and conquest, constructed a cage. We humans are supposedly one of the primary top-of-the-food-chain types of creatures, and yet we are killing each other and our own planet all with the goal to enslave ourselves and each-other. It would of course be nice if there was no fighting, no war, no hunger, no persecution, no anger, no fear, no jealousy. I fear that even with planetary freedom, humans would still kill and destroy each other. This planet, even damaged by us, will be here longer than we will. Why fight so much just because we are different?"

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