The Beast

I encountered a new blog yesterday, and I find it quite intriguing. He moves me, deeply, because his writing is so intensely personal. Go visit The Beast.


Having had time to review everything I do believe I have been timid in my recommendation. Allow me to redress that now: Travis seems to be unwittingly engaged in the task of defining the art of being Man. That his words are so wrenchingly personal is testimony to his courage and generosity. I wept when reading his offerings, and not out of joy, or sorrow, or pity, but out of gratitude that he chose to share so much of himself. I am willing to consider that it is perhaps just a personal preference on my part, but I believe that not to be the case. I believe Travis and The Yeti and Etherian could have quite the correspondence. Would that I were a fly on the wall…

One Response to “The Beast”

  1. The following comments appeared on the old BlogSpot/Haloscan service exactly as they appear below. –ZM

    I would say you hold me & my words in too high esteem. Though I admit I can’t help but grin when I read your evaluation. You are the generous one, not I. I thank you.

    I hope to learn more of you.
    Travis | Email | Homepage | 10.07.03 – 1:31 am | #

    I shall be visiting the Beast later in the afternoon. I am very intrigued. Thank you for the recommendation.
    etherian | Email | Homepage | 10.07.03 – 2:11 am | #

    You are not the only one who feels that way when reading his thoughts… reading that one post where he describes his friend’s passing away in the hospital, i had a hard time holding back the tears.

    It’s not often that words shake me like that…
    Madral | Email | Homepage | 10.07.03 – 6:33 am | #

    I think this is the point where I write thank you too – though I would point out that most of my writing is an exercise in futility.

    I just observe and question- I don’t put myself out there like they do.
    TheYeti | Email | Homepage | 10.07.03 – 8:20 am | #

    “I would say you hold me & my words in too high esteem. ”

    I would tend to agree. Bloated, self-indulgent, an exercise in oral masturbation.
    c | Email | Homepage | 10.07.03 – 8:43 am | #

    You are entirely welcome, Travis. C’s commentary notwithstanding I believe many will find your words at lest intriguing, if not beautiful.
    MD | Email | Homepage | 10.07.03 – 10:43 am | #

    Thank you for pointing me in the direction of Travis. Thank you, and curse you. I don’t know if I will ever be able to write again, after reading his work. My own babbling has become insignificant, even incoherent. I am linking to his site today, and all I was able to say in my own journal, other than to tell my readers to go there, is that his is the writing that I would aspire to, had I the courage. I am also including a quote from the update on this entry, because you have said well that he is in the process of defining the art of being Man. If it disturbs you that I should quote you (and includa a link to your entry), let me know and I will remove it promptly.
    Mr. E. | Email | Homepage | 10.26.03 – 8:55 am | #