I just woke up, and I want to experiment with writing first thing, besides making a quick cup of instant coffee that is.
As I walked to the kitchen to re-enact my daily routine, the cat darting to her food bowl, while I take a detour to open the blinds and let in some light, I was struck with the thought that it’s Saturday, and as a kid I used to love Saturdays, because there was no school, and I got to sleep in, and then got to watch cartoons. That made me think of how I’d like to feel as exuberant as I did back then, and have something as simple as watching cartoons to look forward to.
In fact, I do have things to look forward to.
As I heated up the water for coffee, and gave the kitty some food, I wanted to write about the notion of looking forward to something, because just the other day I wrote about past and future being something of an illusion. This seeming contradiction keeps coming up in the search for ultimate truth, but it doesn’t have to throw us off. Truth is all-encompassing. Everything we know, and everything we don’t know is included with truth (maybe I should write it as Truth-with-a-capital-T).
One thing that’s important to realize is that we’re communicating with each other as human beings. That seems like common sense, but common sense can be surprisingly uncommon. We interpret the world as humans, define ourselves as a person, and live together as people. These are all important things from the standpoint of humans beings, and as such we need to deal with the necessities of life, as far as that’s concerned.
I don’t want to take away the importance of being human, but I do want to point out the self-importance that seems to come with the territory.
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Well there you have it, something I had in mind as I woke up this fine Saturday morning.
Maybe I’ll go watch some cartoons.
One of the confounding things about publishing first drafts is that inevitable edits need to be made, so there will be differences in the articles you find on GBM proper versus the ones sent through email.