Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Once upon an evening dreary, as I pondered, weak and weary.......
Seems like a lot of the people I keep up with on the web are having troubles. Everybody who is alive has troubles. I forget what Roman or Greek said it, but the quote was "only the dead have seen the end of woe." I know there's another one about war that sounds the same but I think that one was Euripides.
Sometimes you can help your friends one way or another, but most of the time you just have to try to be supportive and hope things work out for them. That's not very satisfying but that is how it is.
Right now, everything seems to be on an even keel for my extended family. No one is sick, no one has lost their job, everybody seems pretty content. That doesn't mean the ever present petty irritations are not buzzing about your head like gnats, but those you just get used to.
I called a fellow I know yesterday about a part time job. It's at a medical facility in a town 32 miles away. Very small place, out in the middle of the woods on what was once a big highway but now has been made obsolete by newer roads. Doesn't get much traffic. I'm going down there in about an hour to talk to him. What I really want to do is just work maybe one or two days a week, no more. I feel like I need something to keep me busy, or break up the routine. We'll see how it goes.