Thursday, March 29, 2012

3/30/12—Feeling The Pain

Today's Draw: Six of Pentacles from the Hexen 2.0. Have you ever spent two hours working on a brilliant composition about making tough decisions and being the guy who created the atomic bomb, only to have your blog site eat it?

I have. So, instead, today's entry is about how, no matter how disappointed you are by this, I am more disappointed. Gah! It was really good, too. But it would take more energy than I have left to re-create it. I'll circle back around with another card from the Hexen tomorrow.

But I'll leave you with the moral. Sometimes we have to choose between duty and our heart. Sometimes we have to make decisions where, no matter what we choose, people will get hurt. Consider your choices carefully, then make your decision without regrets. There will always be consequences you can't anticipate. Live without regrets. 

And if you don't know who Robert Oppenheimer was, he created the nuclear bomb out of duty to our country and a love of physics. He was also responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of people and creating a weapon so serious, it hasn't been used since. Upon first seeing it explode in tests, two divergent quotes from the Bhagavad Gita came to his mind: 

"If the radiance of a thousands suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one." 


"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

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