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My Bookshelf...

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Shelf 1: Sci-Fi (mostly Asimov), Science and Classics

Shelf 2: More Science related and Historical texts...

Shelf 3: Religious and "Spiritual" Books.

Shelf 4: Geek Stuff

Shelf 5: Text books and stuff that didn't fit above.

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Dear god Janus,
It is comforting to know that the feeling symbolized in the god Janus is not new to humanity.
Facing in different directions at the same time.
past / future, young / old, winter / spring, transition...

I am feeling like you lately, facing where I have been while looking to the future.



The question I would like to ask is...
Are you always like that, constantly split, or do you ever get to look in one direction and devote yourself to it?

It seems to me that you cannot devote yourself to one direction, unless you were to cut off one of your faces. This would of course change who you are, and leave you disfigured and unrecognizable as your former self. But is that a bad thing? Would the disfigurement make you more beautiful in other ways?

Hey Janus, if you are out there, any advice would be welcome.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janus_%28mythology%29
http://www.livius.org/ja-jn/janus/janus.html
http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/Janus_(mythology)

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I look to the people with short sighted natures, who like to believe that they have some great cosmic role to play. I look to them to enhance my illusion. I want to believe they are right.

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