Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Reality Running on Loop

Reality can be amazingly ridiculous. Show me a pattern in this mess. Show me.

In the '90s, people talked a lot about things being "Dadaist" and "Kafkaesque". All of the rules of science and nature, laid bare, only contribute to the more than surreal universe surrounding us. Open your eyes and you see just how supernatural it is. Trim it with the feeling you're late to a test for which you've not only failed to study, but you've never even seen the textbook. Color it with the adrenaline dread you feel before you think you're about to have to fight, and you're almost there.

Hot, tired, and restless, yet cool and laser-focused on each of the thousands of thoughts chasing your sanity, you never get away. You always get caught. You can't escape.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Periodicity

Everything is a bunch of chemicals and electrical impulses. We believe what we want to believe. If you believe you can transcend it all, good on ya. Maybe you can. Some of us, apparently, can't.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Aren't There Supposed to be Boiled Eggs?

Nice weather for an Easter. Here's hoping the bunny brought you everything you wanted. That's how it works, right?

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Patch Cordage

Underground rumblings are scariest when their source has been an accurate predictor in the past. True enough, being prolific in noise-making makes the likelihood of hitting a target greater, but the fact that an event occurred in a correlating manner might be enough to take precautions to avoid consequences. Ounce of prevention and all that.

You never know who might be taking their cues from a broadcast message. Erroneous as the interpretation may be, like the tragic Catcher in the Rye cryptographers, the workers of said blockchain may put together a picture from dots connected in the wrong places. Don't do that.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Quantum Leap

You'll never find the end of your imagination. When you think you've come to the end of the road, look around. You'll find there's always a turn to take.

The limits are set only by your willingness or ability to follow your imagination. Even then, though, you can use it to find another way to fit your will. If you're too tired, use it to find an easier way. If you're confused, imagination can make a way you'll understand.

Or don't. Who cares?

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Strange Days

Some days are better than others. Some are worse. Some are weird.

Recently, there have been weird ones. Well, unexpected would be more accurate. For example, today the neighbor's yard was on fire when I came home from work... and they were throwing gasoline into the trees. Yup. That happened.

In disbelief, head cocked sideways, I got out of the car wondering what the ^&*( was going on. I don't know if they saw me and realized something was amiss, or they were done burning whatever they were burning, but they stopped. I've been checking every few minutes to see if the smoldering piles flame back up.

Earlier, I saw a solid white cat standing in the middle of a couple of dudes who were playing basketball in their driveway. The cat's mouth was open like it was calling for the ball. I had to do a double take. The dudes didn't seem like this was out of the ordinary.

There was a tourist-looking dude on the Pettus bridge who seemed to be taking close-up pictures of the asphalt. He was pointing his camera down, focusing and taking pictures. Maybe there was some artifact on the ground. There wasn't anything to be easily seen. There's no way he could have been taking pictures of any bridge-related landmark, though.

As I type this, the fact that there was just a full moon popped into my head. Maybe that explains it. Maybe not.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Superstitious

Everyone is superstitious. Some folks believe in a plethora of gods working to make the world go 'round. Others believe that voting creates leaders who work to make the world go 'round. Totally the same 'diff.