Entry Submitted by Heisenberg at 4:05 PM EST on December 1, 2016
"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." -John Donne
"At the end of the day, 'Rocky' is a love story, and he could never have reached the final bell without Adrian." -Sylvester Stallone
And that brings us to tonight's word: RING DEM BELLS
Today is a beautiful day to step out of this moment we've been stuck in for quite a while now. For a moment let's put aside the struggle of exchange locations for HSBC. Let's put aside nondisclosure agreements and clawbacks. Let's put aside we've been told it's gonna happen everyday for the past five years. Let's put aside our anger towards our former captors and their damn black horses. Let's put aside wolves in sheep clothing. Let's put aside trying to prove our point of view is beyond doubt to our currency community. Let's just put the whole shebang aside for just a moment and maybe we can hear those bells off in the distance.
Maybe if we can hear those bells, we can clear our minds and break out of this moment, this limbo, this purgatory in which we've been stuck. This mud and mire that goes up to her knees . This four foot avalanche of snow that's so heavy. This night that's been so dark. Ahhh, I hear it now.....
With every ring of the bell remember that you are not alone and that you are loved very much by this currency community. Walk safe knowing you are guarded by those you will never meet and be able to thank in person. Walk in the sun knowing it's shining brighter than you've ever noticed before. Breathe in the air knowing it's the cleanest it's ever been. Talk to your neighbor knowing he/she has never loved you more.
Every ring of the bell is a step out of the deep mud and onto a firm stone not made by man. Every ring of the bell gives you strength to step on to the edge and prepare to fly. Every ring of the bell affirms your belief that your brother and sister stand with you and not against you. Your Brother is not your enemy. Your Sister is not your foe. The bell tolls for thee...
And that's the word.