26 January 2005

And so it ends

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.

Dan.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Peeved Michelle said...

Tell the truth. Was it just because Americans started leaving comments on your posts?

Cindy-Lou said...

Aw man! and I just found this blog. I thought you found the American girls crazy, unpredictable and very sexy? Was it all a lie, Dan? Just a way to get some sexual favors? *sigh*

Nerat said...

The Blog of Eternal Disappointment is DEAD...Long live
The Blog of Eternal Disappointment.
Dan, I would have beared your children. but now...I just don't know.
Nerat Lepak left........... disappointed.

Anonymous said...

This is terrible! I'm so ... disappointed ...

Dan said...

Ah, my faithful readers. It's not you, it's me. Sometimes one must move on to grow as a person.

You are all my imperfect, slightly retarded children and a special place is reserved in my heart just for you (especially the American ladies who I have come to think of as The Witches of Eastwick. I picture you three as a blonde, a brunette and a redhead. You all have coquettish, knowing smirks on your faces and wink slyly at me as I pass the bed, singing harpy-like 'Come and play with us, Danny. Come and play with us forever, and ever, and ever' But, yet again, I digress.

I shall be back, but just not yet. I have things to do, many, many things.

But rejoice for there are other sites, other blogs! Click on the 'Next Blog' button in the top right hand corner and you will find other blogs funnier and better written than mine.

Thank you all, my twisted, circus-freak children. Thank you for suckling at the nozzle of my imagination....

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