"All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin." Lord Byron
"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind." Dr. Wayne Dyer
Yes it is. It is about time. For I have discovered some glimmering shades of light through the dark fallen leaves at the end of the tunnel. I have discovered for myself, long after a silent majority of young and middle aged people throughout the world have already embraced. I do not argue with the fact that I am slow to come around to change when it comes to technology. I still have a stereo receiver from the year 1981, with the knob dial and the sliding horizontally bar through station to station, searching for WKRP. You may call me Dr. Johnny Fever. It took me until the year 2004 to get a cell phone. And now as some of you know, I am addicted to text messaging. Whether it be in a busy crowded line at a Subway restaurant during the lunch hour rush or inside a elevator with strangers. It gives me a reason not to confront what appears to me to be the growing rage within our modern day society. Typically the boiling over anger at anything that takes time. But, for those of you losing patience, let me get straight to the point. Last night I finally mady my maiden voyage onto the landscape that is YouTube, and I will tell you that it has me thinking things over as to how we can embrace and embolden technology for the better. First of all, it is free. The best word in the english lexicon. Free. People, for instance, I had been searching for an audio version of Fiona Apple's performance of Elvis Costello's "I Want You", ever since I layed eyes and opened my ears to it this summer on VH1, and after scanning the web and the record shops, stumbled upon it on YouTube last night. And from there, pandora's box was swung wide open. Kinda like what Randy Moss used to be for the Vikings. But I digress.
From there, it became anything and everything. Type it in and wham. There it is. An old recording of Van Morrison or Dylan or Tom Waits. Amazing. Things that were once hard to find are now at our fingertips. Truly amazing. You name it and it is there for the taking. Kinda like US Foreign Policy. Now I know how people can spend hours and hours searching throughout the night only to find themselves with little sleep but a glazed over look of happiness the next morning. Kinda like sex without the protection. Good morning, I think I'll go have a cigarette.
"Who is rich? One who is happy with what he has." Ethics of the Fathers 4:1
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