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#1 usr.c

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 05:19 PM

The Human Ghost*

Carry the hero over your shoulders and sing and dance the day away.

But once you are done and the mood has sombered; and once the air dries up and the moon embraces the sky; and once the voices die out and the crowds disperse; endow upon the human ghost a modest smile and a tender touch. Kneel down as you face him, and kiss his forehead; with a few sweet words acknowledge his existence, acknowledge his worth.

In the dark of night and in the dark of day, the human ghost walks up and down the city streets, through its alleys and over its bridges. Oblivious to his presence are the eyes of men and women.

If ever you see a shadow sweeping through a crowd of walkers, stop for a minute then turn your vision. Focus on that which you may have otherwise considered an insignificant being and allow it to materialize. Allow it to collapse into reality, with a gesture perhaps or with words of encouragement and praise. And then, once it has, walk away.

Verily, that which is given in humanity is lent to the universe, not lost.



* : There are those among us who are selfless people; they work in the dark, which is to say that they work away from the public eye, away from the spotlights of the media, away from potential boastfulness and arrogance. They work on things that they love solely for the satisfaction that they get from working on them. As a result, they remain mostly unknown and underappreciated. A few words of admiration usually do wonders to such people. One such person recently passed away and this is in his remembrance.


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Posted 24 November 2007 - 03:14 AM

who?

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 03:16 PM

A friend from college.


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Posted 24 November 2007 - 03:32 PM

i like people who don't create buzz about often very interesting things they do.




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