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darkness overcomes you . . .

. . . nobody understands

I am a pot-bellied, bald-headed, cantankerous old man. I have no social life to speak of, but I live vicariously through the lives of my family and people whose blogs I read. My own LJ is primarily my personal diary; kept as a means of self-reflection, to perhaps keep me more in touch with my own true feelings, emotions, thoughts, motivations, etc.

My blog is therefore mostly of little interest to others, and although I post nearly every day, it is nearly all set as 'private'. The public posts are generally restricted to the upbeat and positive end of the emotional spectrum, dealing with the 'out there' world. No one wants to read that other introspective, personal stuff which makes up 90% of what I write. I experience substantial mood swings, and the amount of public blogging varies concomitantly (up=public posts abound; down=private predominates).

I am keen to acknowledge the source of my default userpic of the trudging red-haired girl. It is a small part of one of the pictures in the picture book The Red Tree by Shaun Tan. This picture is on a page where the text reads "darkness overcomes you" and the girl is walking in the shadow of a huge potato cod fish which floats above her! The book was given to me by the most precious daiskmeliadorn.