Life is a strange and wondrous thing and it never ceases to amaze me. Wherever you go, you will find disappointment, but you will also find beauty, kindness, generosity and laughter. Life, real life, is an unforeseeable, yet exciting, combination of so many things, both positive and negative.
Over the course of the last few months, I've used this blog to write of my experiences (some real, some imagined) contribute bizarre ideas and, in certain circumstances, exorcise a few demons. It's been strangely cathartic and I've had great fun doing it.
You see, if you can take those things that bother you, that keep you awake at night, that break your heart and tear at your soul, and you can find the humour in them, then you're on the way to becoming a much better person.
Like they say, life isn't the destination, it's the journey. Enjoy the journey, make it a good one, and never forget to laugh at yourself. Bill Hicks said, "It's just a ride". Amen to that.
All of this leads me on to my point.
This blog had a purpose, but I'm increasingly feeling that purpose has been served and it's time to move on. Also, there's a lot of truth in the cliché 'Quit while you're ahead'.
I've spent the last year collaborating on a screenplay (The Gentlemen’s Club), which may soon be sold. I have another screenplay (Forty Thousand Thieves) to work on which will take up the next year of my life. Something's got to give, and that thing is The Blog of Eternal Disappointment.
It's been fun, I've been in contact with some interesting and very funny people but, as the man said, All Good Things Must Come To An End.
I may, from time to time, come back and add the occasional comment or insight, but for now I feel that the time is right to say goodbye.
Thank you for visiting.
Thank you for your comments.
Most of all, thank you for 'getting it'.
It's been good.