“Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information.” ~ Idries Shah
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.” ~ Carl Sagan
“Folks, it’s time to evolve. That’s why we’re troubled. You know why our institutions are failing us, the church, the state, everything’s failing? It’s because, um – they’re no longer relevant. We’re supposed to keep evolving. Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs. You do know that, right?” ~ Bill Hicks
Our current political season, this carnival ride of immense intensity, has me lodged somewhere between outrage and sadness. When things get this chaotic it cannot in any way be anything less than evolution emerging from cultural habit. Novelty. Novelties can be seen as trivial things, little things you might use for entertainment purposes only. I’m not talking about those. Not today. Listen, I am a Clinton supporter. I like her. I’ll vote for her. Other than that I feel like crap this morning. Something respiratory, conspiring to make my body ache and my mind go all mushy and stuff. Ugh. Rosie the cat is as per usual at my side, to the right, asleep on the bed. I could go back to bed as well but I have to go back to work in three hours. Two days off await me when the time clock strikes bye bye. In my imagination I would begin tomorrow with a fat green chile cheese omelet, three eggs please, followed by a steaming cup of bitter strong Cafe Bustello, with a short snifter of brandy along side. A nice green fatty wouldn’t hurt. And a sunrise. That is essential. Then a long morning nap, followed by some kind soul who stops by with a bowl of chicken soup, a DVD of some absorbing movie, and then they wish me a good day as they go away. I don’t ask too much, do I? Imagination is fun, and even the brief exercise in imagination I just presented can have a healing effect. That’s all I really want today: the healing effect.
Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.