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David Goad

Ray, you make more of a difference than you realize. There is not just one "meaning in life." Meaning comes from the tiniest, seemingly insignificant moments where you connect with another human being and make a positive impact on his or her life. The scale of a single event is not as important as the cumulative moments and the ongoing mission that you follow every day. Collecting your past work and reintroducing it creates more moments for more people. Nothing wrong with that.

Scott Martin

Ray,
You have made a difference in my life...I have been inspired as I watch you grow as a writer/blogger/creative genius since you 2007 start...I still remember when you approached me and said “Hey, I just started this blog called Mr. Besilly”...I thought, “hey cool...everyone needs a hobby”...I never imagined your blog would become as successful as it is today...

I was fortunate enough to know you before you started blogging so I am able to reap the benefits of watching you grow, first hand...It has become a tangible experience for me...as opposed to the intangible, disconnected experience of reading some guy’s blog that I serendipitously come across who is already generating millions of views.

Watching your creative growth (experience) helps me creatively grow as well, which I appreciate greatly.

Another thing...

I have to ask...can one really separate self-gratification from their creative work? I don’t believe you would have generated the number of daily hits if you didn’t obtain some self gratification from your process.

Human nature generally dictates we are never satisfied...Once you’ve achieved your goals, it’s natural to want more.

It appears you’ve accomplished your original goals... maybe it’s time to either expand your original goals or create new ones. Once your new goals are clarified then growth can again be measured...

We are only happy when we are growing...happiness then is derived from continuous growth.

You also stated,

“I want to make this life for someone else a tad better than it was before by giving away my creative talents.”...

I have to respond and say you’re already a master at giving away your creative talents...

By allowing us to read your blogs; I believe you are doing just that...

Last point...

You asserted you’ve gotten bored with your digital art...

Again, I’m wondering if the boredom you’re experiencing is because you’ve grown as an artist and your original goals no longer inspire you...

Without you going through your digital art phase, would you have ever been able to create those amazing iPhone Savior pics?...maybe...but I’m guessing your days as a “digital artist” laid some the foundational work toward creating a blog that millions now enjoy...

Looking forward to reading that book...

Thank you for sharing your creativity these last few years...

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