I’ve been thinking about purely private obsession, the grip of the wholly inexplicable. The claiming desire, some fascination –sometimes kink, sometimes compulsion– that puts down roots in your young skull and stakes a permanent camp. Some ceaselessly hectoring curiosity that won’t leave you alone, and ultimately defines you and how you’ll spend (or waste) your time and what you’ll want from your life. […]

“But in the end you become a hostage to who you are, to what you want, what fascinates you, what breaks you down, what holds you under; the sense you feel compelled to build, the truth you try so helplessly to construct, the who you ultimately and helplessly are. […]

– Brad Zellar, Branded




  1. yes, your greatest adversary is yourself. in the end, we are who we are.

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  2. In contemplation…

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  3. This came to me today via a post from

    “When you really take the time to think about it, everything happening around us is neutral and meaningless up until the point that we give it meaning. And the questions we ask ourselves drive the meaning we create and the attitude we have about everything.”

    This something I believe to be true, but often difficult to put into practice.

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  4. Hmmm. This one…hurts my head a bit.

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  5. A willing hostage!
    Gladly and willingly a hostage of all that I am, what I want, what fascinates me, what holds me down and puts me under…

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  6. Sorry, correction,
    What breaks me down and holds me under

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  7. That was well said!

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  8. Christie says:

    Sometimes fantasies are one sided, holding one “hostage” in their mind…other times one gets to greet the reality, tasting, exploring…even if the experience is not what was expected or exceeds our expectations we learn and we must be grateful for experience of life growth…

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