Autumn starts today, which is OK with me, because it is one of my top three seasons. In the Bay Area the differences between the seasons are pretty subtle anyway, having more to do with the length of the days than anything else. October and November are two of the nicer months, actually, so we’ve got that going for us.
Of course, if you believe that the world is going to end in December 2012, as specified by the Mayan calendar, that means we have exactly 13 seasons left: four falls and three each of spring, summer, and winter. Some people say that the world isn’t really going to end, just the world as we know it, marking a shift into some kind of new phase. Still others say that the whole thing is stupid, that it’s the Y2K of ancient mystical prophecies. Either way, we might as well enjoy these next couple years as much as we can, eh? What would be the harm?
Put me in the “it’s a load of crap” category. However, the optimistic, feel-good part of my nature leads to believe that it’s far more likely we’re all going to die than we’ll receive some Dalai Lama like total consciousness. You’ve been talking to Jim too much. But you’re right. What’s the harm in enjoying life anyway. If it happens, at least we’ll have had a good run. Of course, by that rationale, you should also convert to born again Christianity, just in case.
By the way, from what I can gather, the perception here of the Dalai Lama is the opposite of home. He’s a war mongering tyrant.
Well, we know the Chinese govt. has it in for the Lama; no surprise there. (Love the Caddyshack reference, though.) But I disagree with your reasoning here: “by that rationale, you should also convert to born again Christianity, just in case.” Well, no, that wouldn’t be worthwhile on its own terms, which was my point. And I resent with your saying that I’ve been talking to Jim too much. I am entirely capable of coming up with crackpot ideas on my own.
Well of course the main harm in enjoying yourself via spending is if the world as we know it fails to end 12/12. Then you’ll be stuck with a hell of a bill to pay.
Come to think of it, I wonder if the current administration secretly subscribes to things ending 12/12? It would explain the current “spending like there’s no tomorrow.”
Crack pot ideas, talking to Jim to much, boys become men, men become wolves. I am reminded of Timothy Leary in his death bed when asked how he could remain so positive in his cancer ridden condition? Leary responded “What choice do I have”?
How do the Chinese feel about your air ball?
What are your other two top seasons?