Friday, June 12, 2009
What a weird week!
What a strange week! Bad moods and better moods, thunderstorms at 6:00 a.m. as well as late in the afternoons (that's when we usually have them). A hateful guy who at 88 years of age decided to shoot someone at the Holocaust Museum, proving that wisdom does not automatically come with age, and that we can - if we want - hang on to anger, bitterness and hatefulness to the very end of life. We can be vicious and destructive to the day we die. How sad.
My old friend Gordon died quite suddenly (and gracefully - see the sidebar) this week. Though he had his moments of anger, etc. - like all humans - Gordon decided long ago to be loving and open minded, something he carried with him all the way to his final bike ride.
I want to formally thank everyone who commented on yesterday's post-within-a-post. Y'all gave me a lot to think about, including the idea that brutal, traumatic experiences, such as a visit to the Holocaust Museum, can be, for some people, healing. Though this was not my experience, I believe it must be true for some, maybe for many. Not for me, but it's not unusual to figure out that my ideas are way outside the mainstream. So be it. Thank you!
It's Friday so this strange week is winding down. Thank God for the passage of time. This week, too, has passed. Onwards and upwards.