If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day. ~ Alex Noble
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He was once immensely strong—in body, in mind, in purpose; in his belief of truths wound through his convictions—convictions he defended with such vehemence and, occasionally, such unbridled, merciless violence. His was a strength born of and nourished by the singularity of a mind not yet fractured by despicable compromise or untiring misplaced hope; not yet sequestered from reality for safekeeping, but held proudly aloft as a battle flag, an unfurling signal initiating the charge upon his waiting life; by dreams so immense they comprised a reality of his own making—a reality of pure, unrealized possibility in which he was immersed. Armored against fear, against self-doubt, against losses he could not yet conceive of—scaled so beautifully by unspoiled naiveté—he was as invincible as a fledgling god, if only in his own mind, and in his heart.
Oh, to be as he was. To be him!
To be him, once again.