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Old 07-30-2008, 03:21 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by OBW View Post
Had to add something now that the avatars are up and working.

My avatar and byline are related. The avatar is the album cover of To Our Childrenís Childrenís Children by the Moody Blues (1969). The byline is the opening lines from their album On the Threshold of a Dream (also 1969).

I like the picture because it shows antiquity yet looks forward beyond the generations already alive. The byline is a reflection upon myself. I think I have a good mind. I believe what I believe. But I am not deluded into thinking that Iím completely right and will not change. But for now, if I didnít believe in my opinions, I would change them. Would you be willing to try? I will defend them, but not with a closed mind (at least as far as I am able to discern).

If you hadnít guessed that I like the Moody Blues, you werenít thinking about it too hard. Itís mostly about the music. But I do like some of the ideas they express. Not the ones about New Age sort of stuff, but they did do a lot of introspective things that I have found insightful.

The curtain rises on the scene
With someone shouting to be free
The play unfolds before my eyes
There stands the actor who is ... me

Ever feel that way? I know I do. It may not be "Christian" but it is true.
Mike, I thought your avatar looked a little familiar ...

Wasn't that the album that opened with the line, "Blasting, billowing, bursting forth with the power of ten billion butterfly sneezes ..."?

It was a British tease on the American manned space flight program.

Great stuff!
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