Sometimes, I find great comfort in marking the passing of time through the advancement of seasons as marked through TV series... the arrival of a new season of a long-awaited series is like a healing balm to aching joints... Hello, 24! And BSG!
Listening (reading?) someone arguing their ethical viewpoint doesn't quite make sense to me... esp. the argument, "If I do this for you, then I'd have to do it for everyone..." Bull. Every situation is different - & I think you just might be hiding behind the fact that you don't want to make a hard decision & have to live through it.
When I talk to my kids about what it was like when I was growing up, & relay specific stories relating to things that they're going through currently in their life, they look at me like A) I'm a liar or B) like the world today is so different there's no way what I'm saying/relating could possibly be relevant to their oh-so-sophistimicated lives...
Case in point - the High School years - I was talking to Pasty & theBean - & relating to Pasty some of the difficult decision making situations I'd been in at his age that involved the attempted seduction BY the opposite sex. I counted 10 separate instances where my virtue had been challenged, my heart wooed, & the overt assault, attempt to get me to engage prematurely in the horizontal polka had taken place... all by the time I was 17. And the Pasty Gangsta just smiled at me like I was making it all up. Oh that learning can come through the wisdom of others, & not through the School of Hard Knocks.
The richness of relationship that I have the privilege of enjoying currently is something far beyond anything that I've ever thought I would have. To all of you - thank you for being integrally involved in my life. You have no idea how enriching you are to me & mine.
Hershey's chocolate stands up to any chocolate, worldwide. Swiss chocolate be darned.
U2's new one, Get On Your Boots is out & about. Enjoy.
The Arizona Cardinals are in the Super Bowl. A great story, & a lineup, a series of matchups that have to make Las Vegas nervous, & the Steelers lose sleep.
In retrospect, the Lord of the Rings trilogy is amazing.
I'd like to go to sleep, a sleep without dreams, without tossing & turning, a sleep with no alarm clock to ruin it. I can dream. :)
Speaking of dreaming, something that has crept into my waking hours is a longing to be warmed by the sun, cooled by the sea-spray, held by the sand, refreshed by the fruity, tropicalness in a place, domestic or exotic, where theBean & I can rest, recharge, & be filled. Oh yes, it will happen.