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10/20/2010

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What I saw on the way to work was an absolutely gorgeous sunrise. Good thing I wasn't driving.

AMDG

LOL!

although there is that funny joke about an insomniac, dyslexic philosopher who lies awake in bed all night wondering if there is a dog.

you know, the more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that The West is just in some kind of rocky Midlife Crisis.

This morning on the way to work, I saw mist everywhere--rising from fields and lakes--pouring over the road. It always makes me think of that poem--One misty, moisty morning when cloudy was the weather. I see that Steeleye Span recorded that, but since I'm in the library I can't listen to it.

AMDG

This morning on the way to work I saw at least six separate road construction crews blocking traffic, two near accidents, and the fine print on a great many rear licence plates. Sigh.

As I said on Facebook: I often see dumper trucks on my way to work, near the church that's being renovated.

This morning on the way to work I saw mist, too, but it was red.

"The West is just in some kind of rocky Midlife Crisis."

Hmm, that's a pretty interesting observation. Something to it, I think. How are we going to come out of it? Wiser, or fulfilling "no fool like an old fool"?

How are we going to come out of it? Wiser, or fulfilling "no fool like an old fool"?

The former, let us hope.

Indications currently point much more to the latter, but there are some people moving the other way--a pretty small minority of course.

But... a creative minority? I'm a big fan of reality. I really believe that at some point, Reality has to reassert itself (Himself?)

I agree, however, that current signs are not good.

That will certainly happen eventually. The question is how hard the blow of reality will be, or, conversely, how sensitive to it our civilization will be. In other words, will we have to continue on over the cliff and strike the bottom before we realize we're on the wrong path? History is not comforting in that respect.

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