#SLS ~ 8/8/21

Today Jim gives us Fate, Fortune, Luck. I Picked Freewill by Rush Songwriters: Alex Lifeson / Geddy Lee Weinrib. My first concert was the Moving Pictures Tour so this song #3 on the set list will always hold a special place in my heart.

There are those who think that life has nothing left to chance
A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance

A planet of playthings, we dance on the strings of powers we cannot perceive
The stars aren’t aligned or the Gods are malign, blame is better to give than receive

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that’s clear, I will choose Freewill

There are those who think that they were dealt a losing hand
The cards were stacked against them they weren’t born in Lotus Land

All preordained, a prisoner in chains, a victim of venomous fate
Kicked in the face, you can pray for a place, in heaven’s unearthly estate

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that’s clear, I will choose Freewill

Each of us, a cell of awareness, imperfect and incomplete
Genetic blends with uncertain ends on a fortune hunt that’s far too fleet

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that’s clear, I will choose Freewill

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Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 8/8/21

Happy birthday to one of Fergie’s babies … Beatrice I think. I only remember the royal birth since it was the same year my first born made his grand appearance too. Not as newsworthy but still very special to us. A lucky day if you play the lottery. Right up there with 9/9 and 10/10 and 11/11 or 12/12. Now that’s just nonsense. Let’s get to reflecting.

What a wonderful prequel to retirement week I had. I’m still a few years out but I will be experimenting with weeks like this past one more often. Right before I took off, I was ready to blow. Burnout was fast approaching. I had become an armchair cowboy calling people mo-fo’s or worse. I’ve simmered down and hope to stay that way for a while. Truth be told, I give it a day. lol. Moving on to the roll call, we had the following:

  1. Sunday 8/1/21- #SLS bubble gum pop and Tidbits of the healthcare variety. Double hoodie score!!
  2. Monday 8/2/21- Haiku and more Tidbits this time of the rainy day variety. Rain makes me anxious lately, not sure why and/or if I should do something about that. Ms. Fixit.
  3. Tuesday 8/3/21 – Share Your World aka therapy and even more Tidbits – will the mother in law chronicles continue? Guess I have to make my first stab at a piece.
  4. Wednesday 8/4/21 – #1linerWeds. Might be the last of our guy Al for a bit or not … and some Random Quotes.
  5. Thursday 8/5/21 – Thursday Thoughts – maybe finally we get the roof replaced and Happy Retirement to a dear friend.
  6. Friday 8/6/21 – Book Club of the YA dystopian variety and pie leads to deep cleaning my oven to bake more pie!!
  7. Saturday 8/7/21 – #SoCS brings Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Squeegee!! and a damn Rona scare, crisis averted. I could write a novel about this topic. But I’ll spare you since I really don’t think anyone would give two you now what’s anyway. To each his/her own. You do you. Jesus weeps. Hey that fit the prompt as well.

We all have our own opinions on the matter. I think I truly do believe that personal anonymity goes out the door during a public health crisis. Employers should have to name names and contact trace. But that would bring riots if people then took matters into their own hands. Lots of cake and eat it too going around on all sides. I’m deeply conflicted. Sadly I have had to unfriend some folks, rabid dogs that they are without any regard for anyone but themselves. I was also able to watch two co-workers feud sitting back enjoying my popcorn. What’s funny strange not funny haha is that they BOTH made some valid arguments. But neither listened and they hurled insults with the genuine dialog. If only, …

Ok, if that was not depressing enough, I’m done wallowing. If the Rona gets me, it does. All I can do is what I’m doing. I got both shots and will get the booster if there ever is such a thing. I will social distance and mask it up. I’ll stick a little closer to home for a bit. I will turn off the ‘telly’ and scroll past the biased media. I will eat more McDonald’s. Just saying. I went over a year without. All it took was one quarter pounder with cheese meal and I’m jonesing for another. Better figure out how to re-set my palate. lol.

Okie, dokie. Done for now.

Peace y’all. Until next time. Stay safe.

As always, more to come.