The inconsequentials are what forms the consequences. It all adds towards. The daily makes up the life. Each day you make yourself by each thought, examination, reaction, option deferred or taken. It’s a lot of pressure on any given moment. Each thing is part of the equation but the other part of the equation may arrive years later to make its sum. There’s a lot of figuring on many pages overall. Here’s what I figure is interesting this week.
- Our garden is partly in. We have peppers, tomatoes, garlic, spring onions, cucumber, arugula and the herbs so far.
- Our bathroom looks wonderful. I want to bring people through on tours.
- We redid the baseboard after the handyman mitered it at random angles and, and.
- (pat, pat) It’s all better now.
Koichi Makigami gave a demonstration of his Theremin and let others try it at the AB Series yesterday. He also brought a few jaw harps. Very cool. I’ve read about them, watched a documentary but never used one.
Here’s the video by Brian of a few seconds of my trying it.
Here’s Brian trying it out. Afterwards we realized, we could have done a duet.
- I’m restocked on chocolate and consuming in a measured way.Currently stocked: Lindt Excellence: Wasabi Dark (47%) and Stubbe Colombia 70%.
- Wasabi goes oddly well, in balance with the cocoa, and Stubbe is sweet but intense in comparison. Lindt tastes a tad waxy and is sweet in its own way but the heat counters it. 20 g of each and I get a dried sore throat and digestive shifts. But the scalp tingle likes it. And there’s a little hint of bliss.
- I keep them in my migraine medicine drawer as a reminder to know the risk I take.
- This was to be #11: Here’s the list of the books I finished lately. Except I didn’t finish er, a list-worth. So…moving right along. Read recently:
- From the book of Sirach 33:20 “As long as you have breath in your body, don’t let anyone lead your life for you.” It then proceeds to explain how you should beat your donkey, children, slaves. A whip as panacea solution was evidently written by a young free male. Isn’t bias interesting? Also, exhorting to bring the first of the crop to the temple sounds because it pleases god sure sounds as if it were written by the landowner. Back in 25:26, marital advice. “If she won’t do as you tell her, divorce her.” Later, 36:25 she’s compared to a property that a wise man fences in.
- On the other hand the life of advice Sirach 18:15-18 time-travels better: “When you help someone, don’t reprimand him at the same time. When you make a gift, don’t say anything that hurts. Your words count more than what you give. [...] No one’s eyes are going to sparkle at a gift that you resent giving.”
Collectively we moved ahead with the good advice and ahemmed aside the rest. That’s a bit of hope for our dullard species isn’t it?
Other people are in the ring of Thursday 13 here.
Noteable Quoteables: “Once you write something, you actually aren’t the person who wrote it anymore” ~ Eileen Myles and
“Do the external things which fall on you distract? Give yourself time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around. But then you must also avoid being carried about the other way; for those are also triflers who have wearied themselves in life by their activity, and yet have no focus to which to direct every movement, and, in a word, all their thoughts.” ~ The Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, book 2