Summing our days, or life’s work, what do we have – different from anyone else? Is life building better mousetraps, or better understanding the mouse? Or that man? Or this one?
Routine decision making is not difficult. Choices: take it, wait awhile, back away or negotiate changes. Pros, cons – the professional part, the diplomatic part, the economics – those are well practiced skills, choices, methods. But understanding? That’s a harder question.
Dissecting yesterday’s encounter – immediate dislike – can I work with him? Am I becoming a better mouse? Man? Is it about me, or him?
Someone so much like me, not today, but like someone I was once. Setting aside stuff, fluff – things which matter only as props on life’s stage – what remains? Have we changed, affected this human condition? Advanced science, literature or entertainment? Have we changed anything? Anyone?
P.S.: took the night off. Didn’t go anywhere – great show was playing outside. Swirling snow, wet stuff, wind shaking tree branches violently. I stood in it a while. Feeling wet chill on my face – seemed like I was standing inside a snow globe, or surreal movie, for a short while transported to land of make believe outside my very own living room.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -4C/25F, overcast, light breeze, snow blanketing everything, windswept crusty white moonscape offered great traction for me, better traction for romping Gusta …
Curious your comment on the media types seeking info. Two days before Paris, two suicide bombers took out a market in Lebanon killing somewhere around 50 people. Very little coverage on that one, yet the lives lost were no less valid and valuable than those in France. The media coverage of that particular instance was very limited. That really struck me hard and has really tainted my already jaded view of the media. The X-files were right – “the Truth is out there” – we just need to be careful who’s truth we are reading, RA, Calgary, AB