Do blogs need an ending?
The progress leading up to my defence was best left unwritten, lest there might have been no happy ending at all - thus, the gap since the last posting. And that is all I'm saying about this subject for now. Maybe in due time, I'll be able to review such facts. I will go on record, however, to say I am extremely happy to have it behind me, to successfully close an important chapter. Magna cum laude, it has a nice ring to it - even if it doesn't really matter .
The journey this blog was meant to describe has now reached its final stop; and for one who always insisted the journey is the destination, this is particularly troublesome - just what is the next journey, the next objective to aim at? Slowly coming to grips with this new reality, this question has been occupying an ever increasing share of my thoughts. One thing, however, is certain: the title at least is no longer fitting. The letters in the doorbell will somehow carry on the legacy of this pursuit into whichever new adventures, but fundamentally, it's a new line to be drawn.
Just - what line is that? What comes after, that was not before? Given the variety of subjects already approached, was the grad choice imprecise to begin with? It's not red (for there are so many colours, and anyway - it's already taken by the eponymous movie..). Rad? I'm definitively not radical, but perhaps as a play with the German word for bike, or wheel? Yet, there is so much more beyond.
Interestingly - these questions are but the same. Who am I? What best describes my adventures? Does defining oneself invariably represent a limitation?
A lifetime isn't nearly long enough to figure out what it's all about.-- Doug Larson
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.-- Voltaire
Quite frankly, I don't know. Settling on a new name seems easier, though :)