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Gregory R Killam
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I don't believe God is a person that you can put a face upon, predict their intentions, and then use that to substantiate your existence. If you have to define a deity in human terms at all then you'd just have to realize that they are the creators of the natural laws. The laws of science. And as long as you stay within those lines you'll be happy. Try and bend the way the universe works to your own designs and you'll always be upset in the end.

Current Residence: Philthydelphia, the City of Brotherly Sludge
Operating System: Cut the patient open, repair the disease, close the patient
Skin of choice: Soft... Freckles a plus
Personal Quote: No miedo de la miedo de la vida

It's hard to believe I've been inactive for so long. I honestly hope not much has changed in the core of this site's purpose: What makes Deviant Art great.

But I feel like I owe people an explanation for not being around for more than a year.

For those of you who are in the know, sorry if I'm repeating myself, but late in 2009 I was on my bicycle when I was struck by a construction van. The driver said he “just didn't see me.” It resulted in permanent nerve damage.

Sure, that's slowed me down, but what finally stopped be blunt, I was going blind.

Blindness. For a photographer, painter, woodworker and writer, that was a nightmare. When I was first told about it I was in shock. The doctors and I couldn't figure it out. A thick layer of opaque goop was building up behind the lens of my eye. I was way too young for this. Then I spoke to my mother who had never told me before now it was hereditary.

I was angry. “How could you not have let me know this was something I had to be careful of?”

“I was hoping it might skip you. Besides, a simple operation can take care of it.”

“I can't have a 'simple operation'. I'm on Public Health.”

And so on.

It took me over a year to sort out the insurance, doctor's visits, and arrangements. Sure. Simple operation. For over a year, my condition got worse and worse. I couldn't leave the house without an escort. During the day, everything was such a glare that I couldn't see the color of stop lights to cross the street, and at night I couldn't see the street. It was like I was looking at everything through a thick layer of petroleum jelly.

For over a year, I was just trapped in my own head. I couldn't read or write. Woodworking would only have been an option if I wanted to lose fingers. I would put movies in the DVD player, watch blobs on the screen, and try to remember what the movie I had once watched looked like. I am honestly shocked I didn't go insane.

Two months now, and it's practically over. Two of four surgeries have been completed and I can now see well enough to do most things again. When I am in the kitchen, I can see the difference between my hand and a potato. When I go to the computer, I can actually see what's on the screen. And I have bought dozens of books.

I'm back.

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Madam--Kitty Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…
WrathFan99 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow dude , you really seem to get what`s goin` on ! I`m impressed !
GoreXS Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav!
Your work is awesome!!!
pszczolabzzz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the fave;)
CalvuS Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
hi dear friend :wave:
these are my new facebook and deviantart profile :aww:

:bulletyellow: :facebook: [link]
:bulletyellow: :dalogo: [link]

see you later :ahoy:
B9CC1D Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, a change is necessary now and again.
BluDevil93 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student Photographer
Happy birthday my good friend, hope all is well :)
B9CC1D Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much.
TgirlValentine Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer

just thought you needed it...or perhaps i just needed to give it.
B9CC1D Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, it was a weird day. That Sunday I had gone to visit my brand new niece (pictures will be forthcoming) when I heard something in the car radio about how a couple of people had found some mentally unstable individuals and (no, I'm not making this up [link] ) chained them in the basement without clothing or food so that they could cash their Social Security checks.

When I got to my destination, I found out this was (I am also not making this up) three blocks away from my house. In fact, I've seen the people that did this around the neighborhood.

So on one hand I got to see the joy of new life, but on the other I got to feel the depths of humanity. Maybe you were sensing my roller-coaster.
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