Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sometimes I wonder what makes me tick
Have I been thinking more about the Baby Boom, about the Holocaust? Yes I have. Did you know that there is always a baby boom after a war ends? It makes sense; nature abhors a vacuum. Remarkable, though, is that the baby boom in the U.S. after WWII lasted ten years longer than any of those who study these things expected. I haven't done the math, but it seems like the natural order of things was far more disturbed after WWII. Not only the holocaust, but the atomic bombs, wiped out a huge number of our species all at once. The energetic reverb must have been incredibly powerful.
I started reading Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. Bloody hell, it is bringing me down. Just now, only a few days away from winter solstice, is no time to read the intimate details of one man's experience in Auschwitz, for heaven's sake. What was I thinking?
I'll put aside the book, and further contemplation of that dark storm, until later, at least until after the holidays. It's there, in the back of my mind, forming the plot line in my dreams and coming up in my heart and soul with some frequency.
For the next few days, everything has to be all about the light, so I must eat, drink and make merry. After that I can get back to my gloomy thoughts.