Friday, July 29, 2016


“Check your watch. It’s now again!” - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Consciously and subconsciously, to our own benefit and to our own detriment, loudly and brashly, quietly and desperately, we put on personas for the world to see.


Someone once told me that if you can get through life you can get through anything. 



"Al tehi baz lechol adam" is generally translated as, don't put down any person. It can be understood differently. Don't allow everyone to make you feel denigrated.


"Bill Clinton delivered a deeply personal speech" - NY Times
And I'm wondering if this is not an oxymoron.


When someone says to you, "I'm crazy," in those words, it can give you pause. Should it? I guess, it kind of depends, but basically - yes.


When someone shows you who they are believe them.


"Wouldn't it be nice if we weren't at war anywhere in the world anymore?" - Random person at convention.


I wonder about the ways that "social media has changed our lives.  There are upsides.  But lately, the downsides seem so glaring.


Some people give off a vibe of, "Do not mess with me. My vibe is more like, "Hey, you can pour soup in my lap and I'll probably apologize to you." - John Mulaney


And now for some free writing, so inaccurately called - nothing is free. We pay in so many ways for so many things, like "free lunches." There is wisdom in that free lunch saying, like is is in so many a cliched aphorism. I just used a word and then worried that it didn't fit just right.

I like comedy because it is about honesty. I think most comedians have a thing about truth.  And INFPs do too.  Truth and idealism.

I get tired of saying it, and also I don't: I don't know what to write or where to write it.  Should I share about the longing and the loneliness that I feel at this moment.  I think therefore I am, and yet - I think not.

It's Friday while I write this part, though the pieces of this post were written over a long stretch.  I'm going to visit my father for Shabbos.  It's a meaningful and good and right thing to do.  And yet I wonder, in this case and in general, where I should be.

I think a lot about memory or what's called memory. 

I think of inside thoughts, of writing and of poetry.  And when people ask me what I'm doing it is hard to tell them about how I live inside.


Make sure that the fortune that you seek is the fortune that you need. - Ben Harper


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