We are only allowed to grope in the dark in reference to all that inspires our incomprehensible machine.
…but no sooner than we stop our fumbling about, ever the happy better appears with a torch.
Just sitting here thinking how great it would be if somebody randomly reviewed the whole of my life, and then gave me the perfect idea as to what to do with the rest of my life.
Wouldn’t that be great?!
This somebody would see everything that I’ve ever done, every contribution I’ve made, every success small and great within my rucksack of jobs and hobbies and interests, every positive impression I’ve made at work or among family or friends, and see every great idea I ever had that I never wrote down.
This somebody would also see everything I’ve ever done wrong, every failure and error and blunder, every moment that I’d done someone wrong even when I didn’t realize it at the time, and see the dumbest ideas and thoughts that ever came to my mind or spewed from my mouth.
This is great!
Then, this somebody would randomly appear out of nowhere, absent any malice whatsoever, armed with every piece of data that is and ever was, of my heart and mind and hands, this somebody would extrapolate from my long life what exactly I am supposed to be when I grow up, after the fact, and tell me with prophetic hindsight that one thing that I was meant to do on earth that was mine alone to do.
Then I’d smack myself upside the head at the obviousness of what I’d struggled with since youth to figure out. I’d kick myself at the wasted (undisclosed) decades, which if you’ve ever seen someone try to kick themselves, I’d look ridiculous…
Time to get to work.
After this somebody schools me and takes their leave, I am left, aside from the elation at the new truth, I am left with the quick realization that this thing that I am to do, this thing that I’m made for and must make, will be an enormous undertaking. And that somebody didn’t provide the precise detail of my contribution, because then it wouldn’t be mine, of course.
So what did I need this somebody for, anyway? I mean, I’m going to do all the work, I’m the one that did all that I’ve done, I’m the one that built that database. Man, this somebody that I imagine randomly figuring it all out for me, can’t really be anybody but me, accompanied by maybe my God.
Yeah, that’ll be great when it happens, when me and maybe my God figure me all out, what I’m doing here, and I’m not waiting around for it. Best get to work, getting ready to really get to work.
This other somebody stuff… is a fairy tale. I thank God that such thoughts leave my mind as fast as they enter, leaving me much faster than I can think to write them down. And I pity those who cling to such fantasies, waiting on men, because there’s always another “this somebody” willing to take the advantage. Makes me wonder where those kind of ideas come from in the first place.
I’ll neither presume the will of God in trifling with me,
nor be so presumptuous to ignore the probability.
Not resolved to it ~tdv
“There is a sublimity in conscious rectitude – in comparison with which the treasures of earth are not worth naming.” ~J. Hawes? @ 08.16.12
note: found this quote at Webster’s 1828 Dictionary; Definition of “Rectitude”
If you need a reason to be reasonable, then it is unlikely that you can be reasoned with. @ 08.16.12
Did you know that Hamilton considered the Preamble a better recognition of popular rights than any Bill of Rights? ~fed.84,par.8 @ 08.16.12
CotUS merely intended to regulate general political interests of the nation, not every species of personal & private concerns. ~fed.84,par.9 @ 08.16.12
Hamilton said of the Bill of Rights: “why declare that things shall not be done, which there is no power to do?” ~fed.84,par.10 @ 08.16.12
Ref: Federalist No.84 ~Alexander Hamilton
Fun with HashTags ~ 08.14.12 Edition ~
BUSINESS: 1) A bothersome piggy bank, 2) Labor union underling @
RADICAL: Any traditional activity or person @
FAILURE: The United States before Obama Monarchy @
MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD: Political focus group @
DEPENDENCE: 1) A high and virtuous calling 2) Perpetuity of the Democrat Party 3) Reparations by redistributive retribution @
Hope lies exclusively with the people, that they might awake from the dreams of his father. @ 08.12.12
Next VP Paul Ryan today: “We wont replace our founding principles, we will reapply them… We will honor You” @ 08.11.12
Related: His Jan’10 speech “Health Care in a Free Society” ~RESPECT for the founding principles.
Only a true Marxist progressive would view the support for America’s founding principles as radical. Wear it with honor, Mr. Ryan. @ 08.11.12
If Paul Ryan is radical, then socialism is the new norm, and the American experiment is dead. This is pure leftist progressive delusional spin. @ 08.11.12
It is Needed and Refreshing, Paul Ryan using his New Stage to expound our Founding Principles, natural rights, etc. Thank you, sir. @ 08.13.12
Yeah, maybe everything has already been said… but not everybody has heard it. @ 08.11.12
The only problem with reducing things to their simplest terms is that you really don’t have anything else to say when you’re done. @ 08.11.12
The last thing I’ll do, is the last thing I can. @ 08.10.12
Repeal ObamaCare… Hell, let’s Repeal 95% of 20th century legislation, & all the 21st. Let the People & the States sort it out after that. @ 08.09.12
The formula we had, is the formula we have, And if we will, it shall secure us still, Our liberty to be greater again. DoI+CotUS= @ 08.09.12
Ever notice how every goodly intended Democrat scheme involves some sort of plunder? When are they Not in some or all pockets? @ 08.09.12
Note: The preceding random musings are mine, except as quoted/linked. ~tdv (@subconch) The @ symbols take you to the specific quotes on twitter if you care to RT, Favorite, or Reply.
We only have but a life’s limit of destinies of will to explore.
The diminished lifespan of the incandescent light bulb is a conspiracy! Have you noticed?
~tdv, 02.12.12 http://twitter.com/subconch/statuses/168776142248099842