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The Wall
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I'm a member of therealljidol, but only for voting purposes. Occasionally, however, the topic is compelling enough for me to try my hand.

I was born in 1961, the year the Berlin wall was built. My oldest son was born in 1989, the year the wall was torn down. I began life in a world where freedom was becoming a scarce commodity. My son entered a world of hope for peace and freedom for all. We stand now in a time of fear and wall-building yet again.

When I was in middle school, I ran track, and my best events were distance events. I could hit that runner's wall and keep on going. It was like my legs had gone into automatic operation, and all I had to worry about was breathing properly.

I studied computer science in college, and learned about pushing through the wall of exhaustion that comes during an all-nighter.

When I looked around and noticed how much weight I'd packed on, I tried dieting. Each great diet brought with it that wall, where progress ground to halt. Sometimes I was able to push through that wall; other times it was the obstacle tht brought my efforts to an end.

At some point in my life, I began building some pretty strong walls around my heart, such that the only emotions I seemed to be able to let through were the very most passionate. The walls came near to crushing me, but through not fault of my own, I was finally freed of them. When they came tumbling down, I was near to the kill-zone, but I survived and live a free life now.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, attaining great height, maintaining a perspective on both sides of the wall. With that position comes great risk. Better to climb a mighty mountain and stand firm on the peak, looking only upward.

Scattered thoughts, pearls unstrung. Thus I am a voter, not a contender.

Good luck ladies!

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VERY Good!

You would certainly get one of my votes!

PS I saw a car up here at Kenwood a few weeks ago. The license plate read MINIKIN. I wondered if it was you?

Green Beetle, KY plate MINIKN, yep, that was me. :)

I was leaving my laptop for repair (they shipped it back to me) and buying 1) Roxy speakers to cheer me up and 2) an external harddrive to start backing up my data.


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