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Why are you here?

I've probably asked myself that so many times that I've lost count.  Mostly I'd say to help others, I even noticed that in my "About Me" link on my page, upper left under the avatar.  I was updating my birthday settings and forgot that was in there.  It was also in there to promote the artwork of others.  Sometimes I fail, sometimes I hit the mark on both those goals.

And sometimes I get reminded of something very old and inspiring; perhaps of "simpler" times when I might have been more focused.

So You Want A Daily Deviation?

Thanks, Serathus for the blast from the past and for the slap in the face to not lose focus.

But that's DA.  In life, reality checks are much more brutal and unforgiving.  In the past few months an extremely selfish person screwed me over at work which cost me my yearly bonus, still haven't received my raise for this year, and don't expect much of one when I do get it.

If you haven't seen me as active on DA, now you know why.  When you're dealing with negativity every day, there's no reason to take the risk of spreading it to someone who isn't deserving of a possible spill over.  Unrest fav.me/d2qzilo was dark, and with good reason.  

When you post a journal titled "Life is good," prepare to duck.  Regardless, life is good and I still believe that because I know the crap that inhabits planet earth will one day be wiped into nothingness.  And God shall wipe all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:  for the former things are passed away.  And the filthy fallen angel who deems himself like a god will no longer have access to the people who endured til the end.

And today I walk another day.  Today I choose to overcome and rise above it all.  And maybe, just maybe I'll clean out my message center.  Maybe.


My recent faves.

:thumb165957176: zig by THE-LM7 Mall 1 by IDR-DoMiNo Unfinished :: Pedro by MissWiggle :thumb169404241: New Mutants 12 page 22 by IbraimRoberson Superhuman Experiment Ur2Pg24 by starr2099 LK KeysToTheKingdom 1v color by GabrielRodriguez OC: Nemestrinus by AsGodNintendo :thumb166438262: Watchout by matthewjblair Project Maswana X by The-Morlock You are not alone by theflickerees Clockwork Angel by xjustinian Mural painting by ozgurcanartan The music of creation by florescu Carina by firedaemon Batik by Sidemaze :thumb165543949: sakura saku by Akishira D e f e a t e d II by Maciej-Koniuszy Look to the North by Thomas-Koidhis The Dark Turtle Returns by MichaelDooney Eagle Transporter - Above Clou by BeccoUK Hasbro: Galactus Art Colors by MikeDeodatoJr Zen by chokolachip :thumb162244186: Two by jimiyo :thumb160136028: Rosa y gotas I by aixado Reticle by theslider Chimera by nosredna1313 Golden Feathers by D17rulez Arctic wolf: I am hidden by woxys Sammy by Forest-Fellows I need a  Hug by Vulkanette Art Nouveau set in new colors by Fantasy-Craft Luke Sheep by noe6 Christian Fish Leather Book by gildbookbinders

:thumb169601906: Look Behind by E-s-u-s Through The Woods by Justinoaksford Forty eight... by 1krtecek The Demon Hunter 2 by RJamp S. Surfer vs Thanos by andrema Billy by Heatherzart SG1 by danilomartinis Speed cyberpunk by maronski Fireballs by Jimpan1973 Pickman's Model by FrostTLU Rusty flakes by Jimpan1973 Blue Parquet by AureliusCat 911 turbo by donescu :thumb158680819:


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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amen, Brother...
I completely understand where you are coming from. I was laid-off because of the antics of a power-hungry administrator who decided I was a target.
It's been really tough staying positive when you are worrying about how you are going to make bills and trying to find a job in this market.

Thanks for posting this...I shall continue to persevere :peace:
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Aeires Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
I'm a firm believer in the law of reciprocity. You reap what you sow, or what comes around goes around. I kept my job but lost my position, and had to move to a different hospital. Oddly enough, one of my previous techs had to go on sick leave so I'm right back where I used to be. Two months of walking on egg shells sucked, but I finally got to a point where I don't care. My reputation is starting to show that I have good work ethics and work hard to get things done. If you consistently do the right thing, it comes back around and pays off. Not always when we want it to, or how we would like it to, but it has a way of working out so that justice is served.
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I have always believed that, too. I was raised to always do the best I can at whatever I do, no matter how small the job, and I've always kept that ethic.
It's good you at least kept your job!
I keep telling myself that things happen for a reason...I'm looking for that other door to open up :nod:
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FractalEyes Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I always enjoy your features. And I agree about greed, how did the meaning of life become "How much can I get." :disbelief:
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Aeires Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Thanks, some cool art posted recently.

For Americans, I think it's a perversion of the "American dream." Personally, I think the American dream is dead. You were supposed to retire and live in a paid off house, have enough money to live happily on, and enjoy the golden years. Instead people are retiring with double mortgages, medical bills beyond belief, and benefits not meeting the bills. Could it be some people see that coming and work hard to get ahead of it? Don't know. I just see greed killing the country I live in and poisoning the businesses that remain here.
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
I understand completely, my friend. :hug: We seem to be either doing things exactly Right, out here, or horribly wrong. I really think "Soon" is coming sooner than many folks think. :D Of course that may have a lot to do with my age. :D Keep your lamp full and your wick trimmed. He's coming.
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Aeires Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Age is becoming many footsteps walked for me too. The 16th is my birthday and also my 25th high school reunion, so I've seen much in life.

Wouldn't it be something if the trumpets blasted on 21 Dec 2012? That would be quite ironic for people who buy into that Mayan stupidity. I don't think it's going to happen either way, but it would definitely be ironic.

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keight Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
That it would.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:| to the real life. Stuff has gotten...awful out there. (Economy, why.)

Every time I'm tempted to ditch (in part because of the time sink), I end up finding more amazing artwork (which I sink more time into). For instance, all of this feature. :D
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Aeires Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
I think there are too many powerful people in the world that have let greed rule their heart. Greed is choking the world as people live in poverty and hunger. Too many people solely focused on the bottom line instead of making the world a better place to live in.

Glad you like the feature, I've been trying to dig up a diversity for the group I'm running. Gets to be a lot at times but it also pays off at times too. :)
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