My desire to live is as intense as ever, and though my heart is broken, hearts are made to be broken: that is why God sends sorrow into the world… To me, suffering seems now a sacramental thing, that makes those whom it touches holy… any materialism in life coarsens the soul.”
I’ve procrastinated long enough. I’ve gotta get busy on my taxes. Warning: I suspect that I’ll need to VENT significantly from my virtual soapboxes, Facebook & Twitter, over the next 24-36 hours.
Here’s some fodder to fuel the fire:
Due to the federal government shutdown on October 1, IRS operations and services are limited until further notice. However, this does not change the October 15 tax filing deadline for extension filers.
efile.com is fully functional and the IRS is still accepting efiled tax returns. Here is a summary of how the government shutdown affects taxpayers:
Deadlines: All tax deadlines remain in place. If you filed a tax extension, your tax return filing deadline is still October 15, 2013. All other tax filing and payment deadlines remain the same, as well.
Tax Return Processing: Tax returns that are filed electronically will still, for the most part, be processed automatically by the IRS computer systems. Tax returns filed on paper will be considered filed on the date they are mailed, but they will not be processed by the IRS until full operations are restored.
Tax Payments: All tax payments will be accepted by the IRS as usual. Tax payment deadlines are unchanged.
Refunds: Unfortunately, no tax refunds will be issued by the IRS until full government operations resume.
Support: The IRS will offer no phone support during this time. You can still get automated support by calling 800-829-1040. The IRS website will remain online, although certain online tools may not function.
I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.”
Source – Cosmic Religion : With Other Opinions and Aphorisms (1931) by Albert Einstein, p. 97
Also in – Transformation : Arts, Communication, Environment (1950) by Harry Holtzman, p. 138
I am taking action. I’m doing the work. Immersing myself in my program. Trying to be of maximum service. I know that I cannot be someone’s scapegoat or higher power. That’s much too big a bill for me at any time, especially right now. Don’t put that on me. If folks won’t allow me the space to breathe, to be, and to grow, I have to take it for myself. Boundaries, L. Boundaries. Thanks to everyone for the encouragement. I appreciate it more than you can imagine. To feel bolstered by others rather than dragged down into the muck is a bloody revelation.