Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rain, Stew And Things

The difficulty lies not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones.

John Maynard Keynes
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I like rain. When it rains most people run inside and hide. But I like the rain, especially in the summertime, not just because it cools everything off, but because it cleans the air. It's like Mother Nature giving one of her children a bath. After the rain everything looks so clear and clean. It creates a fresh look at the world.

Many people also don't like the bathing that makes them take a fresh look at themselves, their lives and the world around them. A fresh look implies the possible necessity of changing things. People refrain from taking up and considering new ideas or seeing old ones in a brighter light.

Why adopt some new idea or some new way of doing things if it hasn't been tried before? Because if we don't, it will never be tried. Why hold on to old ideas and old ways of doing things even though they have proven to be ineffective and incorrect? Because they are familiar. That kind of thinking is like the serpent swallowing its own tail, slowly poisoning itself to death. The focus is in the wrong direction.

We always have a chance to bag up all the trash and take it to the dump. It's not a new beginning, it's a new look, without all the clutter, at the same things that hove been going on ever since there were humans walking the earth.

I know there are people who disagree with me, even in this email/journal land, people who will say the rain only brings mud, but I say let the rain come, let the bathing begin and let's have a fresh look at this strange, unpredictable, mysterious thing known as the world we live in.

DB Vagabond Journeys
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Midweek puzzle: STEW

change Internet provider (6)
switch from off to particle (5)
Calloway born old (7)
auto rust (6)
pan to the office (6)
crush a hotel unit (8)
vigor for each )6)
sounds like a basement type thing (6)
worn around the neck down south (8)
southern California jungle beast (8)
answer to exist (5)
drink to the king (4)
beer joint to the left end, yes (6)
bad humor afoot (4)

Enjoy your dish.
DB
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WINTER QUESTION
(This is not a contest)

What was the most significant event that happened in 2010?

dbdacoba@aol.com

Only 6 responses so far

I await your answer.
DB
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7 comments:

Rose said...

I like the rain. I also like baths!

Out with the old and bring in the new......a nice clean slate is great. Keeping some oldies is good too. Just keep the best ones.

Huggggggggggggggggggggggs

Valerie said...

The smell and sound of rain is magnificent =). Wonderful post today!

Ally Lifewithally said...

I agree I love the rain especially on a hot Summers day ~ and I loved how you described Mother Nature Bathing one of her children ~ Ally x

Arlene (AJ) said...

I find I can get more down and feel so darn good when it rains. It's like I'm reborn, I'll take a rainy day over a sunny one any day. A wonderful post as always dear.

Keep safe your way with all the snow/ice/winds your area is having.

Lori said...

It is hard sometimes to try a new way of doing something or a new way of looking at something.

Cathy said...

O heck without rain this planet wouldn't be here, what are people complaining about, getting wet? Some really NEED to. Do they KNOW what rain is, its genesis? I too, ran outside all my growing-up years when the storms came, it was invigorating, clear, funny, brought great connection to the universe, and hell - the neighbors be damned. All that staring. The very idea that the planet's oceans are a result of comets and asteroids bringing water for a few billion years should make each drop be so appreciated that all one can do is DANCE IN IT!!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

The only master any of us should ever have is ourselves.