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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM

Morning at the Reservoir, Cheshire MA, August 21, 2010
Morning at the Reservoir, Cheshire MA, August 21, 2010

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Site 7 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM

Life is to be Lived, Not Controlled

No indeed, the world is just as concrete, ornery, vile and sublimely wonderful as before, only now I better understand my relation to it and it to me. I lived a public life and attempted to function under the assumption that the world was solid and all the relationships therein. Now I know men are different and that all life is divided and that only in division is there true health. Hence again I have stayed in my hole, because up above there's an increasing passion to make men conform to a pattern.

.... Whence all this passion toward conformity anyway? - diversity is the word. Let man keep his many parts and you'll have no tyrant states. Why, if they follow this conformity business they'll end up by forcing me, an invisible man, to become white, which is not a color but the lack of one. Must I strive toward colorlessness? But seriously, and without snobbery, think of what the world would lose if that were to happen. .....Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in the face of certain defeat.

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