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My general philosophy is not to blog if I have nothing to say. However… my fingers seem to be itching to tell you something and I’m curious to see what it is, so here we go…

The real pleasure-seeking is the combination of luxury and austerity in such a way that the luxury can really be felt.

– G.K. Chesterton

I have referred before to the idea that there are peaks and valleys in life.  We cannot live in either location forever.  That would be the Plains… with no relief, of either kind. Usually my days weave up and down, even the hours are sometimes just that way. But once in a while there comes a quiet, low rumbling of a week or month or six, and I can find myself wondering ‘what is going on?’.

ideas bubbling to the surface

Inside there are changes afoot, musings stirring, ideas bubbling, and glinting, in the light as they come to the surface, but still with no clear resolution. The austerity of these hours and days of rumination is occasionally broken, thank goodness.

On this occasion an ordinary trip to the grocery called me back to earth.

I returned to my car to load the groceries into it, and I looked up… always look up, whenever you get the chance.

There on the car behind mine… a reminder…


Life is not so serious, it is a marvel and a mystery, and awfully funny, even on the ordinary days.