Friday, March 7, 2014
First rooster just crowed.
The first rooster just crowed, and that set the others off. They'll go on for another five minutes or so then it will be quiet again. If I had any close neighbors, they'd surely complain about it. I live way out in the woods so I don't have to put up with other people trying to force their values, views, or "wants" on me. Living in close proximity to other humans means endless aggravation and trouble. If anyone out there is thinking of buying themselves some land in the country and moving there, I'd say buy enough to ensure your peace and tranquility.
I sometimes wonder if it's ever a good idea to disagree with someone on the internet. There are people who welcome an open exchange of views. Most of the people who have blogs I visit daily do. But I also notice that sometimes it really irritates people if you say you disagree. If people get nasty I just quit reading their blogs, though thankfully that has only happened a few times I can remember. I had so much trouble at the end of my last blog that I may be overly sensitive to the issue. I feel like if you write a blog you have some responsibility to keep a rein on what goes on there. When I shut down the old Hermit blog, I'd lost control of it and started to feel like I'd created a monster. If I disagree with someone this time around I say so but I always try to be polite about it.
I sometimes think I am letting the women in my life have too much control. I have never been an old testament husband. My dad was that way, and I didn't particularly like that style of family organization. My wife's dad was that way, and I didn't care for the authoritarian figure role as a husband. We have always done well with sharing decision making. Like the guy in the magazine above, I do dishes and it doesn't fuss me any.
I do think, though, that sometimes my wife and my daughter gang up on me. Moving to Florida to live in a condo is one of these instances. I don't want to go. My daughter says if I stay here I will eventually get killed out in the woods or working on the place. Well, I might but that's better than winding up in Sunnyside Acres watching people play shuffleboard. My wife says she came out here 30 years ago because I needed some time in a quiet place. But she says enough is enough and she wants to live at the beach in a town in our old age. That's reasonable but at the same time I know if you put me in a condo, a human ant nest, somebody will cross me sooner or later at a bad time and I'll wind up in jail. My girls mean well . But I know women can manipulate you and control you without you even knowing they are doing it and I grow suspicious.
This is the kind of things you think about at 5:30 in the morning when you haven't slept long enough. I suppose this post is a rant. It wasn't meant to be. Think of it more in terms of an early morning or late night one sided philosophical discussion.