the campfire of consciousness

December 4, 2002
Quote of the Moment
"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being."
--C. G. Jung. Interesting to compare this to the first quote on this entry on my old Palm journal, from Babylon 5, which says in part "We are the Universe made manifest, tring to figure itself out."

Self-Improvement Essay of the Moment
I need to master the fine art of Structured Procrastination.

Read of the Moment
I just finished Alan Moore's highly lauded graphic novel "Watchmen". It was great, borrowing both from traditional superhero comics as well as some very Vonnegut-esque concepts of time. The concept that even beings with superpowers might not be enough to deal with the nuclear weapons of the superpowers was a bit disturbing. I found a site featuring odd tribute comics and with a lot of links (many stale, alas) including annotations by fans and other commentary. (Though most of those links contain spoilers, so you shouldn't read them without having read the work first.)