FREEDOM!!!! Looking at “stuff” with fresh eyes lately. The “stuff” of life, things, ideas, experiences, moods, memories, life is good or life sucks depending on how we choose to see, handle, experience our “stuff”. My lovely wife is enjoying playing Scrabble with friends and acquaintances here in Canada but also with contacts in Singapore and Europe. Think of all the “good” stuff that goes into being able to do that at a moments notice. I game and write and read, dipping into an incredibly diverse digital library of experiences and information in complete freedom. On the other hand, I have a sister 3 hours away who may as well be on Pluto for all that I ever hear from her. I don’t think I have ever been called in over 10 years unless I initiate things. I am getting tired of initiating things.
I haven’t heard from her in any meaningful way since my mother died last June and those contacts were simply questions regarding the estate. But … how I feel about that depends on how I “choose” to take the situation, how I “choose” to read unstated intent into what I experience. In conversation with my Atheist Friend, who leaves today for the other side of the world, we agree completely on at least one thing. It seems to be a mistake to impute malice when narcissism and incompetence can account for most observations.
A contact sent me this link about a flash mob in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada, which moved me to tears. I am such a sap, but ask rhetorically “Is there another philosophy and culture which creates such beauty? ” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh7JR9oKVE And this led me to find this one of another flash mob in Hong Kong … ditto the sentiments above … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuzKk7upkdE The first part of the lyric is in singing Cantonese, this is the most wide spoken language in Hong Kong. Another sent me this one, quite in tune with my comments on how we deal with inconvenient people in this country and why: https://www.facebook.com/UOLNoticias/videos/1109539799060835/
Got another post coming on the slavery of the progressive revolution or something like that. Requires some more thought to ripen but I had the idea while reading over at David Warren’s site.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Peaceful Folks who brought us “Thousands of women and children held as sex slaves” got a sharp slap upside the head a short while ago. Just a thought, “do you suppose that the wife of this murdering bastard will be treated the same way his team treated the wives and children of the men his team killed as reported in the previous article on sex slaves? Which side do you think is on the right side of history? How do you think the Islamics will spin this one? Which side are we on? How about flash mobs in Tehran? Any questions?
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