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    dots Submission Name: Essay: Vantage Point of Giantsdots
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    Author: Flynn
    ASL Info:    24/M/MI
    Elite Ratio:    3.77 - 74/123/48
    Words: 378
    Class/Type: Prose/Misc
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       Decided to start posting some choice essays I have written for fun or for college. This was supposed to be just a single paragraph about a journey I had been on. I was in the mood to write, so I let my fingers tap away and this was the result. I only proofread it once. This was intentional, I prefer to keep my personal essays raw and honest.


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    dotsEssay: Vantage Point of Giantsdots
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    I have written often of my time in the military as a point of reference for a transformative portion of my life. Indeed, as far as journeys of discovery go the military has been a big one. I have been places few Americans have been and seen things few Americans have seen. I have spoken Pashtun to native Afghans, seen the Himalayas painting the horizon in muted hues, and endured the blasted heat of the desert. I gained and lost much in that time both internally and externally. That is not, however, what I wish to discuss now. I am on a path of discovery now.
    I didn’t get the help I needed when I returned from Afghanistan. The my emotions had become dulled by the anticipation of death at war, and so naturally my marriage fell apart – I am in the process of divorce as I write this. I find now that I have nothing left to me. My children are not with me, my bank account is sparsely populated by Washingtons, and we are selling our matrimonial home and am, thus, homeless. I find now I have hit rock bottom, yet it is upon rock that the most solid foundation is built.
    Now that I am in a place I have never been before – poor, alone, and having to move back with my parents – I am seeing things I have never seen before. Understanding life from the viewpoint of the despondent breathes a sort of vigor in to my soul I had not felt before. From down here, I can move with some effort in any direction I wish. As long as I can see and support my babies, life will be good. Possessing few things allows one to possess the intangible spirit of life. It is not my THINGS that matter, for things are so easily lost. It is the people I know, love, hate, adore and despise - they are the matter of all things. It is thought and creativity, will and emotion that hold the most meaning and it is these intangible things that we take with us to our graves. The meek and meagre the shadows beneath consumeristic society’s feet, yet they have the vantage point of giants.




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      In heaven we won't be talking about the latest iOS update. We won't be bragging about our biggest house. We will be sharing the knowledge that you just shared right now. To me, although you may feel low, your spirit seems bright. Your head is in the right place. You are refueling in life's everyday demands. But what is beautiful is that it's not over. It is always just beginning!
    | Posted on 2015-09-17 00:00:00 | by Chelebel | [ Reply to This ]
      When your down it's a good thing to discover that your adamance has survived and your tenacity is still intact. I agree it's not the things we have it's the life we hold close that truly brings satisfaction.

    Bruce
    | Posted on 2015-09-08 00:00:00 | by monad | [ Reply to This ]


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