“Man’s inability to get out of bed in the morning is a curious thing. One may reason with oneself clearly and forcibly without the slightest effect. One knows that delay means inconvenience. Perhaps it may spoil one’s whole day. And one also knows that a single resolute heave will do the trick. But logic is of no use. One simply lies there.” ~ P. G. Wodehouse
“What a queer thing Life is! So unlike anything else, don’t you know, if you see what I mean.” ~ P. G. Wodehouse
“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.” ~ Albert Einstein
Daylight is rising on the dull side of blue. Grayish stuff, if you can call light stuff. Considering the mental state I am in I could easily call light dude and feel okay about it. Let’s run with that. Today is a lazy day. That doesn’t meant I will do nothing. It means that anything I do will be done lazily. Except maybe if some nitwit in traffic requires me to do otherwise. There is always that guy out there. Which brings to mind the odd fact that I always think the stupid tailgater behind me is a man, not a woman. If any of you women out there are indeed tailgaters please keep it to yourself. I loathe being divested of my fantasies. BTW, I love that sentence. Just sayin’.
A short while ago I went out to witness the sunrise. There are some fine lookin’ clouds out today, all proud with slightly curly waves. Out over the higher peaks there was one section where the shapes in the clouds made it appear as if there was another, higher peak out back of Vallecitos Peak. That phantom peak eventually faded away, but I enjoyed it while I could. My thoughts are like that at times. Like yesterday, when I had a brief conversation with a big ol’ raven. He was quite adamant about whatever it was he was telling me, and I was like all “Dude, chill. What are you trying to tell me?”. He never did explain himself, or if he did explain himself I totally missed out on a good one. My loss, I’m sure. But it got me to wondering about his species. Researchers have found that ravens are right up there, if not above, dolphins and higher primates, when it comes to intelligence. Ravens, with a brain no bigger than a walnut, can perform complex tool building tasks. A walnut?! Really? I have always been under the impression that I, as a human, am so smart because my brain is big. Vonnegut, in his novel Galapagos speculated that our brains are too big. It’s all very confusing. But I enjoyed my chat with that raven. And I bid him good day as he flew away. Out through the window I can see the day is looking good. I can see it regardless of being in a rather strong downswing in mood. It happens. The bipolar disorder does not define me, and it will swing away, seemingly with caprice, regardless of my desire for it to be gone. There has simply got to be a purpose there somewhere. I’ll not look for it today, however. In fact I may just go for a long drive, to look for nothing in particular. It makes the car happy when I do that. Gas mileage goes up and stays up for ’bout a week afterwards. They say it’s gonna snow tonight, and the clouds leading up to it will put on quite a show. I’ll be there to witness the show, wherever “there” is.
Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.