Open on Both Ends

“Wisdom is one of the few things that looks bigger the further away it is.” ~Terry Pratchett

“Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” ~ Hippolyte A. Taine

“We need not take refuge in supernatural gods to explain our saints and sages and heroes and statesmen, as if to explain our disbelief that mere unaided human beings could be that good or wise.” ~ Abraham Maslow

Lavender hour. I haven’t seen it in ages, and I suspect this is my own failing. It’s a moment within morning twilight when the hue of lavender washes through all things; like sepia with a touch more class. Beautiful stuff. So, anyway, I saw it this morning. Good on me. Now, moving along . . . it’s right up on time to get ready for the workday. And it is sorely tempting to follow up on all of the wisdom and cats and Rachel Maddow videos. Or to dig in mucky places where I can find enough stuff on Trump to . . . oh my. Is that guy a drag or what?! But I haven’t time for all that. Yesterday’s massage loosened up a lot more than I thought. Then a birthday dinner with friends. As a result I am overloaded this morning on 4.5 hours of sleep. The sleep was pretty good. The dreams I don’t remember, but I so rarely do anyway, so there is yet structure and comfort in the world. And I just realized, remembered, whatever, that I have a piece of birthday cake to eat before work. I’ll have to bend time a little to make space for the cake. The shower always takes me longer than I think. In an out. Five minutes become twenty. But there is cake, so how do you . . . oh, never mind. It is best I do not carry out that question, right on through to the question mark. This is my gift to you this day: a question of balance, open on both ends.

Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.

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