Archive for the ‘Philosophizing’ Category

What Is The Ori Brain Pondering These Days?

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

In response to a friend’s question (this post’s title):

Mmmm… I’d call it a mild mid-life crisis. I achieved “success” too soon, too soon, so to speak. I quit my job in 2009 and had been doing “Nothing” since then. Well, I thought there was an infinite amount of Nothing To Do, but after 6 years I kind of got tired of it (though not entirely). So now I want to do something. So I’m on a quest of sorts. What is the next stage of life? To begin the exploration I wanted to review the past so I’ve been reading my journals of the past 17 years. I’m making my own adventure as the cliche goes. I’ve come up w/ 3 potential Treks so far: 1) island by island from Australia to Chile, 2) overland through the ‘Stans or Siberia to Moscow, or 3) north through China, Mongolia, and Russia, over the Bering Strait and down the west coast of N. America. As you can see, I’ve got puh-lenty to ponder. This is no 2-week vacation.

Abundant Nothing

Monday, January 11th, 2016

You’ve heard the phrase “What do you get the man who has everything?”

I guess the corollary to that is, “What do you get the man who has Nothing?” I mean a person who enjoys doing Nothing (aka reading, eating, taking long walks, napping, etc.). In other words, relaxing. (Wanting for nothing is, of course, a luxury in this world.) What do you get for someone who enjoys a slow-paced life?

You make sure he gets more Nothing, I suppose.

What did I do today? Nothing. I read. I ate. I napped. (My version of “Veni, vidi, vici”.)

Adventures will be had, but first I just want to sit around and catch up on some writing, which involves taking a lot of breaks and indulging a lot of distractions. (I also want to catch up on sleep and enjoy my worry-free days.) Having spent the last 3-4 months under the pressure of deadlines, I am enjoying doing things slowly. I am acclimating to the newness-of-it-all, slowly. Part of me wants to be fluent in Thai as of yesterday, but I really don’t need to hurry.

Finally I have Abundant Nothing and Infinite Time.