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Amor, Lux, Veritas...

Sic Itur Ad Astra.

Raven Reborn
25 October 1980
Alternate internet locations:
My previous LJ, felisarcanum.
My MySpace.
My Facebook.

"He's quiet like eternity is quiet; quiet but impending, and you might not notice him if it was possible to ignore his presence."
~Aubrey, AKA secondhandluck
...As seen in a list of quotes about me by my friends. Read the rest, or add your own.

Chinese Zodiac: Metal Monkey
Western Sun Sign: Scorpio on the Libra cusp

  • Intelligence
  • Empathy
  • Generosity
  • Calmness
  • Love

  • Caffeine
  • Secrecy
  • Insecurity
  • Procrastination
  • Love

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A short story
A young Western man was traveling the East in search of enlightenment.
He very soon saw a guru on the side of the road, and stopped to ask him some questions.
"Excuse me, O Guru, but I have traveled far and wide in search of knowledge, learning whatever I could from everyone I've come across. What can you teach me?"
"We live on the back of a giant turtle," replied the guru assuredly.
The young man inquired suspiciously, "But what does that turtle stand on?"
"On the back of a still larger turtle."
"Ah, but surely that turtle must stand on something," the young man shot back, sure now that he'd caught the old fool out.
"I know what you're getting at, young one," the guru calmly replied, "But it's no use. It's turtles all the way down."

A poem
If Prophets Foretell
by Francesca De Grandis
If prophets foretell the wolf will hunt you,
and their visions add that this wolf will maim you, then claim your life...
stalk the wolf to his lair.
Live there with him, feed him, mate with and love him.
And learn from him.
You cannot forestall who you are, who you are meant to be.
The wolf is your destiny.
Gain any gifts a wolf can give you, and wear it's skin while both you and it still live.
Grow old with him, for seers say he will claim your life.
That is not a prophecy that he will kill you;
The wolf will consistently give you great joy, if you follow my instructions.
If you do not, the prophecy will still come to pass.
But you will lose much of life's happiness.
copyright Francesca De Grandis, June '94

Actual information
I am a mad genius. A passionate bookworm. An ecstatic intellectual philosopher.
I am an agnostic gnostic and a devout heretic. I am a skeptic occultist.
I'm a Neophile and an Archaeophile.
I break down stereotypes, dogma, and other assumptions whenever possible.
I am an armchair psychologist.
I'm fascinated by constant self-analysis and self-reconstruction.
I'm intensely compassionate and generous, but can't stand most of the human race.

I'm a paradox, and I prefer it that way.

You'll notice an utter lack of specific movies, music, or books on my interests list. They're all thoroughly listed at my MySpace, so there's not much reason to duplicate them here.