With all the fires I've put out, I guess it makes sense that I'd start a controlled burn...
This LiveJournal entry is dedicated to people who aren't really my friends, but have pretended to be. People who read this may be offended by parts of this post, but I'm writing this because I've held it in too long... out of fear that I might offend people, or because I'm afraid it might cause some sort of fighting amongst my friends. However, I realized something recently... that my silence actually isn't doing anyone any favors. The truth still exists, revealing itself in much more painful ways over time. In many cases, I probably would have protected some people's feelings by stating what I know... so I'm sick of keeping quiet any longer. It's time to do what I have to, and be bluntly open about how I feel in my own damn journal. I apologize to those of you who will be negatively affected due to the ripple effect of this post, and I understand that I will likely lose friends over this. Feel free to post anything you want in response to this post... be open and honest about how you feel about what I've written, if you wish to share what's on your mind.
Sorry that was so long, but it all needed to be said. It's time for the fire to spread... and I just hope it remains contained in this single LiveJournal account. If you feel that you've been unfairly represented in my journal, write a comment here or e-mail me. If I agree, I'll post an apology in a subsequent post... but as far as I can discern from my view of the world, this is true information that people should know. I don't want to post this, but I'd regret not posting it a whole lot more.
- Chris (cK1)
Edit at 4:15pm on Tuesday, December 16, 2003: I removed links to Nick, Jen, Cassie, and Sandra's journals.