Thought For The Day

Trying to stay in balance with it all, Gentle Reader, just trying to stay in balance what with everything swirling around, and as usual  wondering exactly what people are thinking.  Like the couple in front of me in the grocery store last evening.  They managed, between the two of them, to take up an entire grocery store aisle, lollygagging down the middle so there wasn’t enough room on either side to pass them.  They did this after pasting a poor woman who had the misfortune to be coming out into the main aisle as this duo were marching up the milk aisle, from whence she exited. They expected her to apologize as she reeled off clutching her midriff.   So these two.  Such kidders!  I finally made my way to the section of the milk I needed after creeping along for a few minutes, but had to wait for them to move to be able to open the door.  The man turned around and looked at me in that supposedly steely, disarming way people suffering from deeply poor (and in this case? well deserved) poor self image sometimes affect, and said to me in a slightly police officerish way- ARE YOU IN A HURRY?  Mercy, NO, I said.  How sweet of you to worry! Just trying to get to the milk.  SOMETIME TODAY.  He turned red, noticed that another man in the aisle (superbly and extensively tattooed) was looking at him as if to say, Man, You are a total idiot!, and trundled off with his equally charming female companion.  So, this seems to me to be a sort of macrocosm in microcosm.  Mr. Tattoo remarked as they strolled off that he felt such individuals did this sort of thing actually ON PURPOSE.  I said I probably agreed but couldn’t really go there else I’d be snatching idiots right and left and mooshing their heads into my shopping cart.  He found this hilarious.  Perhaps it was because I weas wearing my t-shirt with the Virgin of Guadelupe on it.  Meanwhile,  I’m not even going to mention Goldman Sachs.  Did you know they actually set wagers/bets/probably investment opportunities!  on whether or not there’d be an oil rig blow out in the Gulf? Some G/S employee apparently said words to the effect, if not exactly, “Suck it up, birdies and fishies.”

But, without further ado and nonetheless, the thought for the day, actually and in fact said by Albert Einstein:

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.  One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.  It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day.”

We continue to put our attention to that.

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