someone_maybe

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2003-01-22 20:24:32 (UTC)

anonymity

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again i ask who are you?

i guess in that last entry i came off...kind of upset and
very sarcastic. it's just...

i don't understand why someone would leave an entry blank.
unless they had something to hide. maybe you were just
being sarcastic too, in saying that i was being vague
instead of poignant. i'd just...

i'd like to know, that's all.

you don't have to tell me who you are, i'm not going to ask
again. i would like to know what you meant and why you
wrote it.

maybe then i'll understand the anonymity of it.

ANONYMITY
i'm hiding behind myself
if i cover my eyes
you can't see me
i'm hiding behind myself
if i cover my name
you can't see me
i'm hiding behind nothing
i can't cover myself
even if you can't see me
i'm hiding behind nothing
i can't cover myself
someone else can see me


i guess though to an extent i should not be asking these
questions. after all, i did start this diary because i was
tired of people knowing who i was and getting upset about
it.

maybe i was tired of people knowing who they thought i was.

yet i have a reason for being anonymous, for not wanting
people to know who i am. which was expressed in the poem
that you responded to.

maybe you, like me, are lost in this world of identities,
and find comfort in being without one. and maybe you, like
me, are somewhat afraid of establishing one, because of the
torment it inevitably brings.

knowledge is a powerful thing. it corrupts at times and
cares not for pretend worlds. but ignorance? there's no
excuse for it. knowledge is and brings truth, but truth is
not always knowledge.

now we must determine if we shy from knowledge, truth, or
pain.

sometimes i wonder if there is a lesser evil.

-s_m


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