Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hellish Demons

I don't understand boys and their video games.  Brendan...the very poster boy of peace personified is upstairs playing a video game.  There are sounds of demons and hellish screams floating down the stairs.  I tell him I don't understand how he can be so peaceful and yet actually want to play that bloody game and he replies "There has to be a balance in the world."

What?????

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Mystery of The Mis-Named Months

Anyone who is even somewhat familiar with latin roots recognizes sept as seven, oct as eight, nov is nine, and dec as ten.  So why is September the ninth month, October the eighth, and so on and so forth?  I've wondered this for a few years now but have never taken the time to look it up.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Invincible

The things I'm afraid of secretly thrill me.  Although I'm usually too afraid of them to realize this.  Only with the advent of spring does this little secret appear from time to time through the mist, making my heart pound with the knowledge that I really am invincible.  There is really nothing so satisfying as to absolutely squash adversity underfoot with a sneer.


It is only by going down into the abyss 
that we recover the treasures of life.  
Where you stumble there lies your treasure.  
The very cave you are afraid to enter 
turns out to be the source of 
what your are looking for.
~Joseph Campbell~

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Limbo

February 20th until March 20th is limbo.  Everyone is done with winter but spring never shows up quite that early.  It feels...eerie.  Like an in-between time of nothingness and waiting.  What is supposed to happen during this time outside of artificial human stuff?  Nothing!  I suppose spring is busy in the bud, out of sight, getting ready to explode but we don't see that.  Are we supposed to mimic that?