“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” -CS Lewis
I love this quote by CS Lewis. It's so, well, obvious, in a very deep and insightful way. We all get where we're going at the same speed. Worry (as much as we seem to think it helps) is a waste of time.
I just love CS Lewis - I do.
Don't you sometimes just hate it when someone says something so simple, so logical, so dadgum factual? And I don't mean hate it like hate it, I mean hate it like well DUH?
I think I've mentioned before that The Chief and I are a little different in the way we, you know, think. And by "a little different" I mean from alternate universes. He's from The Universe Where Everything Makes Perfect Sense. Where A=B and B=C and therefore and forever A=C.
I, on the other hand, hail from The Universe of "Well, We Just Really Can't Be Sure About That, Now Can We?"
Welcome. I come in peace.
Like you might expect from someone from the other place, The Chief has a tendency to to throw out these factoids, these bits of allegation and stipulation on a regular basis. It's really irritating.
"Lu, it is what it is."
"Lu, we only have so much money."
"Lu, I bet a shopping list would work better if you actually took it with you to the store."
"Lu, there's nothing wrong with the lawnmower that a little gasoline won't fix..."
Seriously, it just gets irritating. All The Logic and The Thinking. If I wanted logic I would have listened to all that talk about theorems and proofs in Geometry. Or paid attention when that teacher showed me how to use my nifty slide rule.Linear cognition (I know, pretty fancy) simply exists to suck the fun out of everything.
I, myself, personally believe it's a lot more exciting to think that someone is breaking into our garage and sabotaging the lawnmower thereby making it impossible for me to mow. (Without the whole scary breaking-in part of course.)
And so what if I can't remember to buy any of the things that we actually need. I mean if we were really doing our part to "go green" we wouldn't even need toilet paper would we? That's what yesterday's newspaper is for.
And what happens if something really isn't what it is? Huh Chief? What then? That kind of blows that theory right out of the water now doesn't it?
And as far as the money thing goes? I still think there's something fishy about that-I just can't put my finger on it. Really. What exactly do you mean by only so much...? That leaves an awful lot open to interpretation.
I'll admit it's exhausting sometimes being responsible for all of the "alternative thinking" in this household. Sometimes it gets just downright discouraging. Those of you who know The Chief personally can likely attest to his lack of progress in breaking out of this stronghold of logical thinking.
Yes, so far I have failed.
But I'm no quitter y'all.
I'm moving on to Phase II: Hypnosis
It won't be easy. It'll be just like his kind to start asking questions when I start swinging that watch in front of his face.
But I know y'all are counting on me. It's for his own good.
The good of all Mankind.