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Tue, Jun. 8th, 2004 12:22 pm
Reading and Artwork

Yesterday, I spent most of the afternoon and evening in my room reading. I usually don't read that often because I am a marathon reader. When I sit down to read, I won't get up until about eight hours later. Needless to say, I finished the book I was reading.

The book I was reading was called "Boy Meets Girl" by Joshua Harris. This is the same guy that wrote "I Kissed Dating Goodbye," which, back in eighth grade was a catalyst for my all too infamous "No-Dating Policy." I've had the book sitting on my shelf for some time, so through a combination of boredom and general depression about where my life was, I picked it up and started reading.

Reading it was actually very helpful to me. It offered a lot of good suggestions, which I may consider, but I doubt that I'll follow it. What the book did for me was give me an opportunity to look at what I was doing and where I am in a slightly different perspective. I haven't picked up any "answers" from the book, but I think it's sort of given me a little bit of resolution to some of my questions concerning dating.

One thing the book mentions, is that it doesn't matter what the title of the relationship is. It says that there are people who are "saintly daters" and there are people who are "serial courters". Hearing that from the guy who I originally derived my definition of "dating" makes a bit of difference. I can almost say that I can drop the term from my vocabulary.

One of the other things it mentioned was that maybe wanting something so bad is reason enough to wait for it. If the mindset is all about obtaining it, then maybe waiting until the mindset has changed is the best course of action. For me, I've been struggling against a commitment that I made six years ago. My mindset is on whether or not "dating", as I've used the term, is right for me at this time. Frankly, I don't think so, but I think that I've spent too much time dwelling on it for it ever to be the right time. Perhaps letting go of the commitment, but still waiting, is a better way to approach it. I'd still have to pray about it, though.

Anyway, there's a lot in the book that I can apply, but it's important note that I'm not going to follow the book as if it were doctrine. I need to see where in my life I can use principles and concepts and not worry about being true to the book.

On another note, on Real Life Comics I noticed a link to an artist by the name of Michael Greenholt. If you have a chance, I would highly recommend his stuff. This guy's artwork is incredible. You can go to his website by clicking on his name, clicking here, or typing the address below into your browser:

http://michaelgreenholt.com/

I'm talking really good stuff here...

Current Mood: mellow mellow
Current Music: "..." -The squeeling monitor at this computer... argh!!!

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