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I went out in the garden late this afternoon when I realized there was a bit of drizzle and something may have been left out. A light breeze was picking a few dead leaves off the trees and stirring up those at my feet. A couple of birds battled against the gusts. There were dark rain clouds coming in from the sea, but the sun in the West still dappled the upper walls of the house. I lit a ciggie and took it all in - the scene, I mean.

The bit of me that I think is more awake than the other part got flooded with some biochems from the other part. It all felt good. The other part had already decided, based on complex sensory detection and analysis, that the present moment was worth studying in more detail, for future reference.

The other part as usual failed to tell the 'awake' part that this change in plumbing was about to take place. So as usual, muggins here (the awake part) was left to explain why he felt good. What I came up with, on the spot, was not that good an excuse: "Though I don't know enough about this world around me at the moment - why it looks and feels like it does and how it works - I know enough to accept that it is emergent - self-designed, if you will. No planner or manufacturer was required and thus no gods of any kind with magic talents were required".

The only magic here is in my head. And like IKEA products, was entirely self-assembled. Though I may have misplaced a screw or two, and using a small screwdriver as a hex key was not a good idea, at least the thing is standing and looks something like the diagram of history.

Which brings me to my motto on this beautiful world:

Shit happens and you just have to learn to deal with it.


You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Oct 18th, 2010 at 02:00:28 PM EST

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Oct 18th, 2010 at 05:12:35 PM EST
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