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September 2003

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September 3

I don't have very much to say tonight. It was a busy day at work, and nothing particularly journal-worthy happened. But I thought we could all enjoy this. It is a guaranteed time-suck.

I'd also say it isn't work-safe, not that it's raunchy but because if you're looking at it you'll probably not get back to your work.

September 2

I'm sad tonight.

I was containing my not-so-happy thoughts rather well, till I read an e-mail note from a friend who asked a simple question. Although the answer to the question was also simple, I found myself in tears as I was typing.

The friend wrote back, with some sympathy, knowing only that I was sad. And the question-and-answer was not what made me sad; it merely allowed the floodgates to open. I think tears are a good, cleansing thing, so I don't regret having them come.

The question evoked memories of a friendship that will never be whole again. And that led me to think of others who are missing from my life for one reason or another.

And that's just the part of why I'm sad tonight that is mine to tell. Suffice it to say there's a lot of sadness touching the lives of people who matter to me, and I'm sad for them.

And for heaven's sake, do not make the mistake of trying to cheer me up. I already know things will look better, get better, whatever better. That does not mean my sadness is not valid or is not a necessary thing right this very minute. And it needs time to sort itself.

I have long thought it to be both pointless and borderline boorish to try to force someone to cheer up. Don't make me think that of you.

It would just make me sadder.

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