Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Dr. ER says the mind gets brittle -- Mama ER used to say "brickle" -- as it ages. Is that it? Is it *that* fur of a piece from age 40 to 44?
Is it that I worry more than I did then, leaving less room for thought? Is it that hard work, whether physical or mental, begets hard work and greater capacity?
Is it that with Dubya on the way out, I'm just not as worked up about stuff in general as I used to be? Is it that I try not to let Focus On Everybody Else's Family, and fundies in general, get me so riled up anymore?
I dunno. I just feel like I haven't had much to blog of any import lately. Maybe I never did. All we are is dust in the wiiiiiinnnnnndddddd ...
Things change A LOT in the early 40s. Perspectives and all that. You've spent a lot of recent time focused on unpleasant things. Maybe you just need a pet post or 500 for a bit to liven you up again. Something more immediately personal.
Could be that 1., I'm just in a general lull in life for a change -- no pending move to look forward to as well as dread -- and-but-or I'm somewhat worried about staying employed, and the blog reflects all that.
I keep at it in hopes that something will spark, though.
Of course, it could be we're both just getting old.
Go where the work is hard.
BTW, according to anecdotal evidence, much of America is going to experience a day without black folks working next Tuesday. Parties in NYC have been organized and thousands of people are taking the day off. I myself will be in huddle of tears with the in-laws in DC on the day.
Let's not forget the emotional outpouring on Nov. 4th. It will be repeated at least in the black community this next Tuesday.
Or so I have been told. ;)
I have had seasons in blogging, i suspect as Alan says, somthing will get your dander up and fluids pumping.
BTW, our new Curate will be ordained in your fair city this coming friday.
DrLobo, that is a good question. I say I tend toward universalism -- "tend," I uppose, only because of lingering orthodoxy.
Monk! I'm all for ordination. I may get to participate in one in a couple of months.
That reminds me of the question someone asked Gandhi, "What do you think of western civilization?"
To which he replied, "I think it would be a good idea."