Thought for the day: The only journey is the one within. [Rainer Maria Rilke]
Who am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle. [Lewis Carroll]
I never fooled around with all that navel-gazing stuff, because I was too busy doing what I had to do to wonder why I was doing it. Besides, I wouldn't have known what I was supposed to be looking for in there. Lint? The lost colonists of Roanoke? Some kinda weird voodoo vortex of self-validity? Yeah... lint.
It is necessary... for a man to go away by himself... to sit on a rock... and ask, 'Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?' [Carl Sandburg]
Maybe ol' Carl had it right. Maybe I should go into isolation and stare at my belly button for a while.
Nah. I can't go away... who'd clean the litter boxes? Besides, I kinda like hanging around with Smarticus, and ya know, sitting on a rock doesn't hold nearly as much appeal as it once did.
Oh, I'm so full of it. The truth is, the only thing I'm going away from for a while is... blogging. Just as I've done the past couple years, while a bunch of you are participating in the A-Z challenge, I'm gonna be doing my thing... whatever the heck that may be. No sweat. I'll figure it out. Hopefully, I'll get some writing done, but there's no telling. The only thing I know for sure is I won't be paying any attention to my own belly button. (The poor neglected thing.) Maybe I'll just enjoy life, rearrange a dust bunny or two, and take time to admire every rainbow.
Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. [Franz Kafka]
Solitude? Obviously, Kafka didn't have any cats.
Before I go, how about some stuff to tickle your brains and funny bones?
- A Buddhist monk walks up to a hot dog stand and tells the guy, "Make me one with everything."
- Did you hear about the paranoid dyslexic? He always felt like he was following someone.
- If it's zero degrees outside today, and it's supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it gonna be tomorrow?
- If a Jewish man marries a Catholic woman, what song should be played at their wedding? Simple... Oy Vey, Maria.
- The first testicular guard (AKA cup) was worn by players in a hockey game in 1874, but hockey players didn't start wearing a helmet until 1974. Can you believe that? It took 'em a full century to decide their brains might have some purpose, too.
- Have you ever wondered why people with closed minds open their mouths so much?
- It must be very difficult to explain puns to a kleptomaniac. They always take things literally.
- A Roman walks into a bar and raises two finger. "Five beers, please."
- Sartre was in a French cafe and asked for a cuppa coffee without cream. The waitress said, "I'm sorry; we don't have any cream. Can I make it without milk?"
- Know how to tell the difference between a plumber and a chemist? Ask them to pronounce unionized.
- A Higgs-Boson particle walked into a church, and the priest said, "Sorry, but we don't allow Higgs- Bosons in here." Puzzled, the particle says, "But without me, how can you have mass?"
- A programmer's wife says, "Run to the store and get a loaf of bread, and if they have eggs. get a dozen." He came back home with twelve loaves of bread.
- Did you hear about the jurisprudence fetishist? He got off on a technicality.
All of you A-Zers, have lotsa fun with this year's challenge. I'll catch y'all on the other side of the rainbow.
Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.