“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
“I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still.” ~ Arthur Rimbaud
“Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
“Older theories become more and more unclear when one tries to use them to obtain insight into new domains.” ~ David Bohm
One thing about being a cashier in a business where a diverse flow of people come through is that you can get a nice picture of where society is on any given topic that might come up in civil social chit chat. Taking this into account it seems that Summer is pretty much here. Yippee, right? I’m not too stoked about it, however, and I can attribute this attitude to having lived in the sub-tropics for 20+ years. That’s valid. But there is no holding it back. Yet one nice thing about it is that the meadowlarks are here. I just heard one proclaiming a short while ago. One of the sweeter bird calls, if you ask me. The other good news from the animal kingdom is that the donkeys and the jet black mule are back in the pasture across the road from here. I’ll have to remember to buy some carrots one of these days. A few days ago I was lucky enough to see the mule and one of the donkeys galloping at high speed; and I had never considered that donkeys can move so fast. Beautiful sight, indeed. Soooo . . . . moving forward . . . . my dilemma for the day is how to spend the afternoon. I’m torn between taking a long drive, to clear out some of the muck from both my mind and the car’s engine, or to take it easy and let my mind be entertained by something absorbing. Or I could write; I could work on the novel. Shudder the thought! Wow, I just had to have a google jaunt to find out if it is “shudder” the thought or “shutter” the thought. The results of what I read about the matter are for me inconclusive. It seems that either one is allowable. That’s not the way I want it to be, dang it. The question should have just one simple answer? No, perish the thought. Now that is a rich and thoughtful phrase. Language and words are like soooo cool.
Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.