Archive for December, 2012

December 31, 2012

The End of Another Year

by disperser

Another year . . . they appear to pass swifter, weigh a tad heavier . . . and to elicit more awareness in their passing.

Earlier this year, a friend was pondering life-altering decisions, and remarking on the passage of time as having more of an impact on the decision-making process.

With each passing year, it does seem as if the horizon of possibilities narrows.

I think it a false burden we place on ourselves.

As we age, we see limitations to what used to be a myriad of possibilities.  Some limitations are real, some are self-imposed, some are just due to the weight of experience.  But really, had we known what we know now when we were younger, would we had chosen any different?  And if so, why?

There is no more assurance in the path not taken than the one we travel, and there is little value in pondering what might have been, save for possible lessons learned.

We should rely on the confidence in our abilities, the light of our integrity illuminating our path, the willingness to rise to our potential, and in knowing the limits of our fortitude in the face of things not working out as we planned.  That’s what should drive our decisions.

Admittedly, there are often valid considerations, some outside of ourselves, in favor of proceeding with caution.  But that illusory “narrowing of choices” skews our decision-making.  It appeared easier taking risks when our horizons were perceived as wide, but the horizons have not changed, only our view of them.

In the end, it is the effort we put into realizing what we imagine that is of importance.  And luck.  But the effort is what gives us purpose.  It’s what we can control.  It’s totally dependent on us.

The alternative is to stagnate, to not take chances, to not rock the boat . . . but then, before we know it, we find we are at a destination, only one not of our own choosing.

Is the better choice to not make a decision, or to risk making the wrong decision?  I don’t know.  I only know what I prefer.

Whatever you decide, my best wishes for 2013 to travel the path of your hopes and dreams.

Sutures in Time

Sutures in Time

December 31, 2012

For Auld Lang Syne

by TByrd

Just a quick Happy New Year to all of you.

I am very thrilled to be a part of this site and wish to thank you all for the support.

As 2012 comes to a close, I find I am listening to different variations of Auld Lang Syne, but the link above it my favorite. I listened to this song on repeat as I wrote the third chapter of Kodiak Rising. I wanted to share this with you all, as it was instrumental in helping me write but it is also the song I hope to hear as 2012 comes to a close.

Be safe. See you in 2013!

-Brautigan’s Girl

December 31, 2012

Happy New Year! Thank You Followers & Contributors

by darkjade68

2013 new year sparkler

Happy New Year! Thank You Followers & Contributors

Sadly, I have a bit of a Cold… So I probably won’t be Posting much on This Site Today…

But I did want to take a moment to say Happy New Year! To Both Our Followers, and Contributors…

As some of you may know, This Site Was Originally Started at the end of 2011

and was Called “The Dark Globe”

The Site, Largely due to the Contributors, went on to be a Very Successful, and Enjoyable Site

So I First want to say Thank You to those Contributors that were with me during

“The Dark Globe”‘s Existence…

In September of this year, due mostly to time constraints, I changed the Format

of this Site from the 12-15 Contributors, Multi-Artist, Open Posting Site

To a Story Showcase Site, where we would have a Different Writer Showcasing their

work, each day, Mon-Sun…

As it has evolved, We Now Have Story Showcase Writers Mon-Weds, Fri & Sat

Thursday will be different things, depending on that particular week

And Sundays is an Open Posting, with 4 Specific Writers, plus

our Story Writers are also Welcome to Post as well

I just wanted to say Thank You to those that Stuck With us

during this Change

And Welcome to those that have Joined since September

DarkJade Signing Off…

Have a Happy New Year’s Eve Everyone!!

*I Send You Off With Frank (Old Blue Eyes)