Today, the Cliffs of Insanity turns 15 years old. Sadly, the original journal won’t see Sweet Sixteen, but I’m okay with that. As I learned back in 1984, in German class, “Nichts ist dauernd als der Wechsel.” - “Nothing is lasting but change.”
Considering this is the final birthday the LJ Cliffs of Insanity will be celebrating, I find it only fitting that this is the fifteenth year. The number 5, in increments thereof, have always been of great import to me. I don't know why. Maybe it's some form of borderline schizophrenia, given a fascination for numbers is involved. I remember the fifth and tenth birthdays were special, simply because of their numerical value. It's fitting that the journal will end on a fifth year.
I hadn't planned for that to happen, but I certainly won't balk at the symbolism permeating the situation. Everything happens for a reason. We may not know the reason behind it, nor might we ever know, but a reason exists, nonetheless. It's sort of like science. Whether you choose to believe it or not, science is. Get over yourself.
I wish I knew how to create journal styles. I would very much like to make a Cliffs of Insanity style for the second incarnation of the Cliffs blog over on Dreamwidth. The header of the style would be the picture above, or something very much like it. I used to have a Cliffs style here on LJ, before they moved everything to an S2 format, which I have some sort of mental block that prevents my learning. Yesterday, I went hunting for an S2 style generator online, something comparable to sites like HTML.am, to no avail. Apparently, we ignorant folk don't get to have nice things.