new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

a lovely light [for christopher hitchens]

my candle burns at both ends;
it will not last the night;
but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends--
it gives a lovely light!

-edna st. vincent millay

a lovely light
please support and click.

no, my friend, that was the wrong reference.
you are a candle in the dark.

for christopher hitchens.

i have recently been moved to send a personal message -- this is a public one.

christopher hitchens' writing and speaking has influenced me on many levels.

yes, i'm a lifelong atheist, and now an unapologetic one, thanks in part to the realizations brought on by him... but it's not only that. whether i agree with him on issues or not, he's helped me to get to the heart of them and think in clearer terms.

obviously, i'm distressed that this person who i admire is ill, but, seeing as how he's handling his predicament, and how he has a unique way of approaching even the direst of circumstances, i suspect he's going to surprise us all with his best work yet.

so, again unapologetically, my blog contains a lot of hitchens, and will continue to do so, as i wish him well.

friends will be glad to know that he's back in action, as he's scheduled to debate david berlinski in birmingham, alabama, on the issue of how atheism poisons everything on september 7th. my thanks to daily hitchens for the heads-up.

©2010 helen sotiriadis

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