MESH Tales 8/12/20

It is always difficult when learning a new system to bend oneself to the way & thinking of the new system. To trade what you think the system is, for what it really is; you think. When you have lived long enough it is really a matter of new names for old ideas. Each generation imagines itself unique, original and fresh the reality is simply new clothes for an old beggar. Several thousand years ago an old Jew wrote “There is nothing new under the sun” and in many ways, this is true, except if you say “for me” then ‘New’ could be every day! Age makes this truer and truer. It’s kind of wired, you know more but you also forget more so it’s a race to the end with a sum total of ‘0’. Talk about a ‘0 sum game’! This is life, you sweat, worry, wrangle, learn, accumulate, and 30 seconds after you die it all goes to someone else who if they’re wise will probably throw most of it away, except for the dead presidents. About which they sweat, worry, wrangle, learn, accumulate until it’s their 30 second time of release. And that boys & girls is the true nature of legacy, sweat, worry, wrangle, learn, accumulate, and die. And weirdly we know all that but just can’t help ourselves. But while we worry there is sex, food, the beauty & magnitude of nature, the only true magic in the world, knowing and experiencing the personality and friendship of others, and my favorite, learning which is what started this whole diatribe. All this mind muddle is brought to you by Word Press my current treacherous shores of new learning & mind-bending. The real question is as bent as I am will it straighten me up some or just a few more kinks? Life is good especially if you think you have learned something new & don’t know any better (ignorance is bliss) and isn’t bliss what all the great thinkers were struggling for? I suspect I’ve got a lot of bliss.


Author: Geezer

Under educated, abnormally curious, gutsy coward. 65yr or so, ( it keeps changing). Traded money for time even though money is freedom. Went sailling (sail a little work on boat a lot).