Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Where Great Intelligence Goes To Be Insulted

Wednesday, 11 July 2018


I have learned more in the last 8 years than I have at probably any other time of my life. Watching my family tear itself apart, losing and finding a new job, coming to an uneasy peace with a new faith I may not be fit to carry... I learned a few things about doors, both opening them and closing them. I've had my heart broken three times by people I love but each time the hurt becomes less and less. To be fair the people that did that were suffering from their own problems and demons and maybe broken hearts of their own. I suppose I did well, managing to make it well into my 50's with an intact heart. Many men don't make it half as long as I did.

One of the biggest lessons I've learned is that some doors are probably just better left shut. 


  1. Some doors are better left shut... Indeed. My brother and I never got along; not from day one. Mom was always trying to get us to get along. All it did was create fights and ruin days, family gatherings, etc. My brother and I didn't hate each other. It was a personality conflict, plain and simple. We learned many years ago what Mom never caught onto; sometimes, the best thing people can have between them is distance...

    We can only do what we can do, Glen. The rest is up to God...

    Oh; and anyone who has faith is fit to carry it... God makes that pretty clear...

  2. In my experience Glen, if a door gets shut, it usually ends up locked from the other side. And yes, usually better to keep shut doors that way.