[Kurai Tenma]'s diary

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Written about Wednesday 2008-02-27
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Written about Wednesday 2007-12-12
Written: (6068 days ago)
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Everyone should so LOOK.

http://www.xmarkjenkinsx.com/outside.html

My favourite:

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Written about Thursday 2007-11-29
Written: (6081 days ago)
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Why are people so closed-minded? They will say they don't understand what you are saying, yet two seconds later say why what you said is WRONG? People are irking me lately. Why are they so closed-minded, and unable to just LISTEN for a few moments and try to understand without yacking that they do.

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Written about Thursday 2007-11-08
Written: (6102 days ago)

I want to cry....

Look at [Khronos Atmosphaera]'s diary...

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Written about Tuesday 2007-09-04
Written: (6167 days ago)

"I've never heard JollyJake singing except in that example with high C. I guess he's pretty good.
I would like to hear BeyondTenor too, because he is either very experienced and sings well or just talks too much.
Same thing with Neonotso. Actually I heard some examples of him, but those had no technique at all...
I'm very curious to compare the progress. I started later than either of you guys btw. Songs should include some notes above male high C i think."


Why do people constantly say stuff like that to me.

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Written about Wednesday 2007-08-08
Written: (6193 days ago)
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Written about Saturday 2007-05-05
Written: (6289 days ago)

"Something else I have always appreciated about you is that you did not care to spend money...you would give everything you had for your friends."


A dear... close... GAH... the closest, bestest friend I've ever had (aside from my wonderful Sherry Jo) wrote that to me in a MySpace blog. Obviously, that's not close to all of it. But, for some reason that hit me EXTREMELY hard, and I don't know why....

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Written about Friday 2007-05-04
Written: (6290 days ago)

What would you do? You make the choice. Don't look for a punch line, there isn't one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice?

At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves learning-disabled children, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question: "When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does is done with perfection. Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do. Where is the natural order of things in my son?"

The audience was stilled by the query.

The father continued. "I believe that when a child like Shay, physically and mentally handicapped comes into the world, an opportunity to realize true human nature presents itself, and it comes in the way other people treat that child."

Then he told the following story:

Shay and his father had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, "Do you think they'll let me play?"

Shay's father knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay on their team, but the father also understood that if his son were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging and some confidence to be accepted by others in spite of his handicaps.

Shay's father approached one of the boys on the field and asked (not expecting much) if Shay could play. The boy looked around for guidance and said, "We're losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we'll try to put him in to bat in the ninth inning."

Shay struggled over to the team's bench and, with a broad smile, put on a team shirt. His Father watched with a small tear in his eye and warmth in his heart. The boys saw the father's joy at his son being accepted. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay's team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. In the top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the right field. Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously ecstatic just to be in the game and on the field, grinning from ear to ear as his father waved to him from the stands.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay's team scored again. Now, with two outs and the bases loaded, the potential winning run was on base and Shay was scheduled to be next at bat.

At this juncture, do they let Shay bat and give away their chance to win the gam e? Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was all but impossible because Shay didn't even know how to hold the bat properly, much less connect with the ball.

However, as Shay stepped up to the plate, the pitcher, recognizing that the other team was putting winning aside for this moment in Shay's life, moved in a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least make contact. The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed. The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly towards Shay. As the pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball right back to the pitcher.

The game would now be over. The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could have easily thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shay would have been out and that would have been the end of the game.

Instead, the pitcher threw the ball right over the first baseman's head, out of reach of all team mates. Everyone from the stands and both teams started yelling, "Shay, run to first! Run to first!"

Never in his life had Shay ever run that far, but he made it to first base. He scampered down the baseline, wide-eyed and startled.

Everyone yelled, "Run to second, run to second!" Catching his breath, Shay awkwardly ran towards second, gleaming and struggling to make it to the base. By the time Shay rounded towards second base, the right fielder had the ball ... the smallest guy on their team who now had his first chance to be the hero for his team. He could have thrown the ball to the second-baseman for the tag, but he understood the pitcher's intentions so he, too, intentionally threw the ball high and far over the third-baseman's head. Shay ran toward third base deliriously as the runners ahead of him circled the bases toward home.

All were screaming, "Shay, Shay, Shay, all the Way Shay"

Shay reached third base because the opposing shortstop ran to help him by turning him in the direction of third base, and shouted, "Run to third! Shay, run to third!"

As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams, and the spectators, were on their feet screaming, "Shay, run home! Run home!" Shay ran to home, stepped on the plate, and was cheered as the hero who hit the grand slam and won the game for his team.

"That day," said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, "the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of true love and humanity into this world."

Shay didn't make it to another summer. He died that winter, having never forgotten being the hero and making his father so happy, and coming home and seeing his Mother tearfully embrace her little hero of the day!

I would believe that we all can make a difference. We all have thousands of opportunities every single day to help realize the "natural order of things." So many seemingly trivial interactions between two people present us with a choice:

Do we pass along a little spark of love and humanity or do we pass up those opportunities and leave the world a little bit colder in the process?

A wise man once said every society is judged by how it treats it's least fortunate amongst them.

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Written about Tuesday 2007-04-24
Written: (6299 days ago)

Hi! This is Tenshi-chaaaaan! I've stolen the compy from Joshua and now I writteth in his diary!

*starts scribbling*

Although... his friends are probably all going to read this, and they are all serious people, and they are going to think I'm a freak... TToTT

ACK! GOTTA RUN!!

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